academics : Degree Programs
Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
Preparing in High School for a Degree in Computer Graphics Technology
Taking the right classes to get a head start on a Computer Graphics Degree
If you are reasonably sure that Computer Graphics is for you, consider taking certain classes while you are in high school. You will find it faster, cheaper, or easier to earn a degree and succeed in Computer Graphics if before starting college you take a few courses from among the following:
- Art classes, especially, drawing, painting, design, and scuplture.
- Physics (especially if you're interested in animation and 3-D modeling)
- Math classes, the more the better
- Computer-aided Design, Drafting
- Classes in computer software, computer hardware, or programming
- Writing, Grammar, Speech, or Public speaking
Other ways to get a head start
Over at the IU East campus, a few of the Computer Graphics courses at Purdue University College of Technology are nearly entry-level. If the teacher is confident that you have the right computer or art skills, a student may enroll in these courses before high school graduation.
Try getting your own at-home computer with graphics software. This is especially helpful, and can give you a real head start, making it easier to stay on top of your studies.
Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond
Room 140, Tom Raper Hall
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 973-8228