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.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
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:
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:
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.
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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