Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Information Technology

The online Bachelor of Applied Science in graphic information technology prepares you for a career that bridges the gap between design and development. If you have an Associate of Applied Science and are interested in gaining a technical understanding of how to implement your creative ideas from start to finish, this program may be ideal for you.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Discover graphic information design at ASU

The field of graphic information technology is evolving to include visual design technologists with the skills needed to bridge the divide between designers and engineers. This allows organizations to efficiently build state-of-the-art digital experiences that realize the designer’s vision and function well at scale.

The online Bachelor of Applied Science in graphic information technology is designed for individuals with an Associate of Applied Science in graphic design, graphic arts or front-end web design and development. This program allows you to explore topics in visual design and technology through learning theory, while gaining hands-on laboratory practice.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to create visual content across a variety of channels including print, web, photo, video and animation.

What is a graphic information technology degree?

 

ASU’s graphic information technology degree prepares you to create design solutions for commercial use. Unlike a typical graphic design degree, the graphic information technology degree includes coursework in:

  • 2D and 3D animation art.
  • Commercial photography and video.
  • Front-end web design and development.
  • Print and digital publishing.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Science?

 

A Bachelor of Science degree is typically a four-year undergraduate degree that includes general education requirements. A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is commonly pursued by students who already have an Associate of Applied Science degree. A BAS focuses less on general education requirements and more on courses tailored to career outcomes. Most BAS degrees equip graduates with the technical skills needed to work in specialized fields, such as technology or engineering.

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.

Graphic information technology classes

You’ll take a variety of courses ranging from web content design to digital publishing and graphic industry business practices. You’ll also complete courses in one of three focus areas: Digital design, print and publishing, front-end web design and development or motion graphics and visual effects. Core courses may include:


GIT 413: Professional Portfolio Design and Presentation


GIT 314: Multimedia Design, Planning and Storyboards


GIT 480: Senior Project


GIT 315: Digital Video Techniques


GIT 432: Graphic Industry Business Practices


GIT 303: Digital Publishing


GIT 384: Commercial Photography


GIT 450: Digital Workflow in Graphic Industries


What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in graphic information technology?

Graduates with a Bachelor of Applied Science in graphic information technology are well-suited for positions that are redefining the future of design. You can expect to find job opportunities that require you to work collaboratively with teams. When you graduate as a design generalist, you’ll also have the skills to build websites, design brochures, take professional photographs, produce videos and more. Roles you may pursue after graduation include, but are not limited to:

Animator


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $77,700

Art Director


Growth: -1.8 %
Salary: $97,270

Film Editor


Growth: 21.6 %
Salary: $67,250

Graphic Designer


Growth: -3.8 %
Salary: $53,380

Photographer


Growth: -3.6 %
Salary: $41,280

Web Developer


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Learn from ASU’s graphic information design professionals

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 ASU’s graphic information design professionals

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.

Admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

Step 5: File your FAFSA

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.

Study graphic information in a top-ranked engineering school

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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