Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology
Are you interested in the technical aspects of design? Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology provides you with experience across multiple design and media disciplines. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles, such as a web designer or developer, user experience designer, digital media specialist and advertising executive.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this graphic information technology degree
This Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC)-accredited program harnesses the principles of graphic design to communicate information and ideas. Throughout your coursework, you’ll gain a diverse skill set in design, including building websites, designing brochures, taking professional photographs and producing videography. You’ll also learn how to manage teams of people. Additional competencies you’ll gain include, but are not limited to:
- 2D and 3D motion graphics.
- Commercial photography.
- Front-end web design and development.
- Print technology.
- User experience design.
- Video production.
Who's a good candidate for this program?
The ideal candidate has a curiosity about information technology and a passion for digital creativity. Candidates may be working in the fields of graphic design, web design and development, the print industry, photography, video production or motion graphics. Professionals working in related areas of information technology, software programming, engineering or education would also be good candidates.
In addition to this program, ASU Online offers graphic information technology programs with concentrations in:
Additionally, if you’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science, ask your enrollment coach about transferring into our Bachelor of Applied Science in graphic information technology.
Graphic information technology courses
All GIT web courses are project-based, allowing you to apply course concepts to practical examples. Through your courses, you’ll learn the basics of each GIT subject area, utilizing the latest design technologies.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose courses in two focus areas to explore deeper. These include front-end web design and development, digital design, print and publishing and motion graphics.
GIT 135: Graphic Communications
GIT 210: Creative Thinking and Design Visualization
GIT 215: Introduction to Web Authoring
GIT 230: Digital Illustration in Publishing
GIT 250: Introduction to Commercial Print
GIT 303: Digital Publishing
GIT 314: Multimedia Design, Planning and Storyboards
GIT 315: Digital Video Techniques
Prepare for a variety of careers in graphic information technology
The visual design field is dynamic. Graduates from our program earn jobs in industries as diverse as advertising and aerospace technology. Our alumni work for organizations such as Shutterfly, Boeing, Digitaria, Leo Burnett, i4Software and Blue Media.
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Learn visual design from one of the best engineering schools
Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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