Dec 13, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Graphics and Visual Effects Undergraduate Certificate

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The undergraduate certificate in computer graphics and visual effects is designed to enhance computer science majors’ post-graduation professional marketability and preparation for graduate studies. Students who complete this certificate will understand the characteristics and capabilities of various computer graphic technologies (hardware and software), their value for expressive, functional and strategic applications, their positions within larger contexts and systems, and their influences on individuals and society.

Courses for this certificate are billed at a different rate than the standard course tuition due to the state-of-the-art technology used in the program. For more information regarding this rate, contact Digital Animation Center (DAC) Director Howard Cook at or the College of Arts & Media Advising Office at

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Only students enrolled in the CU Denver computer science degree program may apply for admission to this certificate. Please contact DAC Director Howard Cook at for information about the application process.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. All courses for this certificate must be taken at CU Denver.
  2. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a CAM major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
  3. Students earning the certificate must have at least a 2.0 cumulative CU GPA.
  4. All applicable courses taken in a College of Arts & Media certificate program can be used toward the requirements for a CAM degree program.

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