Moraine Valley’s Computer Graphics Imagery (CGI) Program can prepare you for great jobs ranging from computer gaming, advertising, television, print media, and multimedia to engineering and architecture. You’ll learn the fundamentals of computer generated imagery, three-dimensional animation and character animation.

The use of computer generated imagery is well established in the areas of movie production, computer games, architectural visualization, broadcast and interactive design. Bring ideas, images, and objects to life with the latest software and hardware in our state-of-the-industry computer labs. Students will use this software and hardware to design a multitude of animations and designs, preparing them for real-world careers.

Moraine Valley additionally offers four supplemental certificate programs that include, Computer Graphics Associate, Computer Graphics Professional, Computer Graphics Designer, Computer Graphics Master.

What Can I Do With An A.A.S. In Computer Graphics Imagery?

This program provides students with contemporary training and experience in the emerging and high-employment field of computer graphics imagery (CGI). Engineering and architectural firms employ skilled workers in computer graphics to create photo-realistic renderings, two- and three-dimensional computer animations, and three-dimensional models for manufacturers, designers, customers and builders. Computer graphics imagery technologies focus on the possible relationships between parts, objects, people and environments. Computer-generated models are matched to real-world data in order to build simulations. Computer graphic architectural modeling tools allow designers to visualize space and generate interactive and virtual environments at the part, system and environment levels.

Job Outlook

Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. Job growth may be slowed, however, by companies hiring animators and artists who work overseas. Studios may save money on animation by using lower paid workers outside of the United States.

Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. This will create demand for newer computer hardware, which will enhance the complexity of animation and visual effects. Additional multimedia artists and animators will be required to meet this increased demand.

Further, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities. Multimedia artists will be needed to create animation for games and applications for mobile devices.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer Graphics Associate Certificate

This program provides students with contemporary training and experience in the emerging and high-employment field of computer graphics imagery (CGI). Engineering and architectural firms employ skilled workers in computer graphics to create photo-realistic renderings, two- and three-dimensional computer animations, and three-dimensional models for manufacturers, designers, customers and builders. Computer graphics imagery technologies focus on the possible relationships between parts, objects, people and environments. Computer-generated models are matched to real-world data in order to build simulations. Computer graphic architectural modeling tools allow designers to visualize space and generate interactive and virtual environments at the part, system and environment levels.

Computer Graphics Professional Certificate

This program provides students with contemporary training and experience in the emerging and high-employment field of computer graphics imagery (CGI). Engineering and architectural firms employ skilled workers in computer graphics to create photo-realistic renderings, two and three-dimensional computer animations, and three-dimensional models for manufacturers, designers, customers and builders. Computer graphics imagery technologies focus on the possible relationships between parts, objects, people and environments. Computer-generated models are matched to real-world data in order to build simulations. Computer graphic architectural modeling tools allow designers to visualize space and generate interactive and virtual environments at the part, system and environment levels.

Computer Graphics Designer Certificate

This program provides students with contemporary training and experience in the emerging and high-employment field of computer graphics imagery (CGI). Engineering and architectural firms employ skilled workers in computer graphics to create photo-realistic renderings, two and three-dimensional computer animations, and three-dimensional models for manufacturers, designers, customers and builders. Computer graphics imagery technologies focus on the possible relationships between parts, objects, people and environments. Computer-generated models are matched to real-world data in order to build simulations. Computer graphic architectural modeling tools allow designers to visualize space and generate interactive and virtual environments at the part, system and environment levels.

Computer Graphics Master Certificate

This program provides students with contemporary training and experience in the emerging and high-employment field of computer graphics imagery (CGI). Engineering and architectural firms employ skilled workers in computer graphics to create photo-realistic renderings, two and three-dimensional computer animations, and three-dimensional models for manufacturers, designers, customers and builders. Computer graphics imagery technologies focus on the possible relationships between parts, objects, people and environments. Computer-generated models are matched to real-world data in order to build simulations. Computer graphic architectural modeling tools allow designers to visualize space and generate interactive and virtual environments at the part, system and environment levels.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Computer Graphics Master - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $5,880 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Computer Graphics AssociateCertificate1375Computer Integrated Technologies
Computer Graphics DesignerCertificate1376Computer Integrated Technologies
Computer Graphics ImageryA.A.S.1374Computer Integrated Technologies
Computer Graphics MasterCertificate1378Computer Integrated Technologies
Computer Graphics ProfessionalCertificate1377Computer Integrated Technologies

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Contact the program coordinator, Rick Lapidus at (708) 974-5629 or the form below.