Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology

Are you interested in the technical aspects of design? The Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology provides you with experience across multiple design and media disciplines. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for roles such as web designer and developer, user experience designer, digital media specialist and advertising executive.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 06/29/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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An online visual design program

ASU’s online design program allows you to discover your passion for creative and technical areas of design, while gaining hands-on skills transferable to a variety of industries in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. 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.

What will I learn in this graphic information technology program?

 

This visual design program harnesses the principles of graphic design to communicate information and ideas. It stands out from typical graphic design studies because it provides you with a foundation in the technical aspects of design, in addition to the creative areas. Your interdisciplinary courses provide you with technical areas to explore, including web design and development, UX, UI and digital media and advertising. As a design generalist, you’ll be competitive across a variety of industries that require both technical knowledge and creative experience.

Will my graphic information technology degree 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.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

What design courses can I take online?

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


What can I do with a graphic information technology degree?

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: 4.1 %
Salary: $77,700

Art Director


Growth: -1.8 %
Salary: $97,270

Film Editor


Growth: 21.6 %
Salary: $67,250

Graphic Artist


Growth: -19.0 %
Salary: $47,560

Graphic Designer


Growth: -3.8 %
Salary: $53,380

Photographer


Growth: -3.6 %
Salary: $41,280

Web Developer


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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 four 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 four years.

Apply to earn your graphic information technology degree

I am a future

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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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 the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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bachelor’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (American Society for Engineering Education 2019).

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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