Course Brief

This course covers major contemporary graphics and animation techniques. Students are given the mathematical foundations of the subject as well as other theoretical foundations such as perceptual theories. These theoretical aspects are taught in the context of their practical use. Students are introduced to some industry standard graphics software tools so that they are familiar with how they work, but the main focus is on programming the graphical software. The material covered in the course is chosen to reflect the research carried out at Goldsmiths, University of London. The course covers advanced 2D and particularly 3D techniques, including a range of topics such as 3D modelling and texturing; rendering; lighting; animation; hardware acceleration in graphics; applications areas such as recreating historical environments. Students are expected to implement basic graphics software.


  • This course is offered in 30 hours
  • An introduction to Computer Graphics
  • From Model to Screen
  • Graphics Programming
  • Lighting
  • Shading
  • Textures
  • Animation
  • Physics Simulation
  • Display

Lectures, tutorials, lab.

Two coursework submissions.

One 2 ¼-hour unseen written examination.

  • BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (UoL)

    This degree prepares you to develop systems that can grow to meet new and changing needs in modern business environments. 

    • This degree is internationally recognized, giving you an advantage in the job market, wherever your career takes you.
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    • You will gain specialist expertise in the development and application of innovative technologies.
    • Our courses are designed to help you develop the analytical, organizational and creative skills sought by employers in the fast-evolving sector.
    • You will receive comprehensive subject guides approved by Goldsmith's academics, as well as access to a wealth of online resources.
    • This programme provides an excellent preparation for a career as a computing or information systems professional.

    In order to obtain the BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems, students will pursue:-

    • 8 core full modules
    • 6 electives (half modules)
    • Final Project

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