Online Master of Science in Graphic Information Technology
In Arizona State University’s Master of Science in graphic information technology, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how to create visual content for multi-channel distribution. While earning this degree, you’ll blend graphic design abilities with management skills to deliver projects and distribute content.
Next start date: 05/16/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 30
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What is graphic information technology?
Graphic information technology is the entire network of modern visual design. Graphic information technology addresses elements of the technology and programs used to create graphic designs, as well as the production of the designs, printing and publishing of these visuals.
Most students enter this visual design master’s program with some expertise in creative efforts, such as print and digital design, video production, photography, motion graphics, web design or user experience. This program is ideal for students looking to expand their competencies and professional opportunities to advance their careers.
The skills you’ll learn in this program
You’ll explore various areas of graphics and cross-media design while learning how to administer, manage and distribute digital content across multiple channels. You’ll also build on your skills in digital graphics, print technology, multimedia, web design and user experience to prepare for leading roles in the rapidly evolving graphics industry.
This program provides you the flexibility to create and perform self-initiated investigations within your chosen topics of interest. Graphic information technology faculty advisors are dedicated to supporting your study paths and encouraging interdisciplinary work.
Featured graphic information technology courses
You’ll take courses that help expand your skills in research, cross-media, digital workflow, new internet technologies and more. At the end of the program, you’ll complete either a culminating portfolio, an applied project or a thesis. Courses may include:
Current Issues in Cross Media Production
Advanced Scripting for the Web
Cross-Media Design Solutions
Digital Workflow in Graphic Industries
Information Design and Usability
Interaction Design, Planning and Implementation
What jobs can you get with a master’s degree in graphic information technology?
This master’s program affords you a variety of career opportunities including management positions in government, nonprofit organizations, advertising agencies and corporate businesses, such as Amazon or Apple. Graphic information technology alumni can also be found at educational institutions and universities across the country. Career paths for graphics and cross-media design specialists include, but are not limited to:
How to apply
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field such as graphic design, web design and development, photography and/or video production and motion graphics.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee.
- Official transcripts.
- Professional resume.
- Personal statement and writing sample.
- Proof of English proficiency.
- Letter of recommendation (optional).
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