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Computer Graphics

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

The course covers the basics in 2- and 3-dimensional computer graphics and applications of these in a graphical library. The course consists of two parts.

Part 1, theory, 4.5 credits.
This part covers the different steps to generate a rendered image from an object description of a 2D- or 3D-modell. Algorithms and methods that are covered are: geometric projections, transformations, and coordinate systems; parametric curves; deciding upon visible lines and surfaces (clipping); basic color theory; texture mapping; and lightning and shading.

Part 2, graphics programming, 3 credits.
This part practice the software engineering proficiency in using a computer graphics standard such as OpenGL together with C++ for graphics programming in 2D and 3D.

Application and eligibility

Computer Graphics, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


1 November 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

At least 90 ECTS, including 60 ECTS Computing Science, or at least 120 ECTS within a study programme. At least 7.5 ECTS programming; 7.5 ECTS object-oriented programming; 7.5 ECTS data structures and algorithms; 7.5 ECTS linear algebra; and 7.5 ECTS differential calculus.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Computing Science