COSC 5328 Advanced Computer Graphics

Instructor: Dr. Scott A. King
Phone:  (361) 825-5877
Email: Scott.King at
Office: Center for Instruction 327
Fax: (361) 825-2795
Fall 2015
Office Hours:  Tue,Thu 12:15-2:00
Wed 11:30-1:00

Course website: will have the most up-to-date information as well as slides, notes, examples, etc. Please visit it often.

Course Description and Purpose

This graduate level course will cover advanced computer graphics techniques. Students will also be introduced to state-of-the-art methods. The course will focus on techniques for real-time rendering and animation.

This course counts as an electvie in the Scientific Computing and Visualization concentration track.


  1. Graduate Student in Computer Science Standing. Students who are not fully admitted into the MS Computer Science program can take this course if they
  2. COSC 4328, 5327 or other introductory computer graphics course.

Student Learning Outcomes


This course will be a mixture of lectures and class discussions. The student is expected to actively participate in class discussions. The student is also expected to do outside work on assignments, some of which are not graded. The student will also complete a major software project.

Text and References

The following books would be very useful:

Grading Plan

The majority of your grade will come from programming assignments. There will be several small programming assignments and one large semester project.

There will also be one exam near the end of the term.

Exam20%                                                             90%A
Presentation 10%80%B
Class Participation10% 50%F

Course Outline



There will be 4 programming assignments scheduled as follows (subject to change)

Course Policies

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