Computer science teams up with the College of Arts & Media to offer innovative new certificate program

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has teamed up with the Digital Animation Center (DAC) in the College of Arts & Media to offer a new undergraduate certificate program in computer graphics and visual effects. The new program blends the technical side of computer science with the artistic side of the DAC to foster a synergistic partnership between the two programs.

Min-Hyung Choi, associate professor of computer science and engineering, is the driving force of the program for the college.

“Through this program, students will learn how the fundamentals of computer science and computer graphics techniques are applied and how they are becoming an enabling technology for modern computer animation,” says Choi.

According to Choi, this is a unique program that fosters innovative education intersected by both art and engineering. Students will be trained in project-oriented environments for producing technically advanced computer animation and visual effects. Those who complete the program will be prepared for opportunities at animation studios, computer game development companies and multimedia industries.

Certificate completion requires students to take core courses from their home department, three courses from the other program, and then complete the joint capstone courses during the final two semesters.

To learn more about the program, call the Department of Computer Science at 303-315-1411.

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