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This degree prepares the student for careers such as computer application programmer, medical records specialist, computer security professional, database administrator, computer system manager, computer network manager, software engineer, Management Information Systems (MIS) manager, customer support engineer, computer sales representative, or educator and trainer in the field of computer applications. UAT’s Digital Media degree provides the aesthetic, critical and technical framework for success in contemporary art and design practice. This highly respected media arts degree offers a diverse curriculum emphasizing aesthetic sensibility, programming literacy, creative expression and technical problem solving in media communication and digital media management.

Besides scholarships and student loans, there are other types of financial aid to help with funding computer and technology degrees. Those with significant financial need may be eligible for need-based grants like the Pell Grant, for instance. Work-study programs may also be available from individual colleges and universities, offering students a way to earn tuition through labor. Finally, full-time employees of some corporations may be eligible for tuition reimbursement programs, which allow them to earn their computer and information technology degrees on their employer’s dime.

The unit covers advanced topics in 3D computer graphics and modelling including graphics programming, procedural and physical modelling techniques and the use of high-level scene-graph management APIs. Game physics, motion in 2D and 3D, rotational motion, intersection testing and collision detection. Parametric curves and surfaces. Terrain Modelling. Scene graphs. Hierarchical modelling. Advanced lighting and texturing techniques. Solid texturing. Procedural texturing and noise. Skeletal animation and hierarchical transforms.

UAT’s Game Programming degree prepares students to take the controls in their careers. With this prestigious video game programming degree, students develop a broad skill set, and are comfortable with many platforms and languages. Video game programmers develop games for web, console, PC and mobile devices. Video game programming has wide-ranging applications in the entertainment, business, research and training industries.

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.