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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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.

Earn your master’s degree while completing this bachelor’s program

 

This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an accelerated master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as one extra year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:

Will my diploma say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

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.

Animator


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,950

Art Director


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $105,180

Film Editor


Growth: 9.4 %
Salary: $63,520

Graphic Artist


Growth: -13.5 %
Salary: $47,910

Graphic Designer


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $57,990

Photographer


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $40,170

Web Developer


Growth: 17.0 %
Salary: $78,580

Learn from technology and design experts

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn from technology and design experts

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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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Top 35


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engineering student organizations and student professional societies.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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