Master’s Programs

Computer Graphics and Game Technology

Overview

The game, film, and video industries need highly-skilled professionals to meet the growing demand for more interactive entertainment and computer-animated special effects. Penn offers a unique academic program for multi-skilled professionals that blends art with computer science and technology.

The master’s program in Computer Graphics and Game Technology is exciting, innovative, and nationally recognized for its success in preparing students for leadership careers as designers, technical animators and directors and game programmers. Our curriculum gives students first-hand experience in the latest graphics and animation technologies, interactive media design principles, product development methodologies, and entrepreneurship. The program prepares students for careers in interactive entertainment, computer-animated films and visual effects. Our alumni are found in major game, film, and video companies such as Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Acclaim, and Crystal Dynamics.

Students have access to Penn's Center for Human Modeling and Simulation, internationally recognized for cutting-edge research in 3D computer graphics, human simulation and the behavioral animation of embodied intelligent agents.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the Computer Graphics and Game Technology Master’s program are expected to have a strong academic background in computer science and a high grade point average.