Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Information Technology
Arizona State University’s online Bachelor of Applied Science in graphic information technology prepares you with the technical skills you’ll need in a career that bridges the gap between design and development. This BAS is designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science. Don’t have an AAS? Check out our Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Develop your graphic information technology skills
This graphic information technology degree prepares you to create design solutions for commercial use. Unlike a typical graphic design degree, this program includes coursework in
- 2D and 3D animation art.
- Commercial photography and video.
- Front-end web design and development.
- Print and digital publishing.
Within this coursework you’ll develop a diverse design skill set that prepares you to build websites, design brochures, take professional photographs, produce videography and more. The field of graphic information technology is continuously evolving to incorporate innovative visual design techniques that allow designers and engineers to work collaboratively. Emphasizing this unity creates state-of-the-art digital experiences that recognize the designer’s vision and the overall functionality.
Earn your a master’s in GIT while completing this bachelor’s program
This program is designed for individuals with an Associate of Applied Science in graphic design, graphic arts or front-end web design and development. In your courses, you’ll explore topics in visual design and technology through learning theory, while gaining hands-on laboratory practice. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to create visual content across a variety of channels including print, web, photo, video and animation.
Additionally, this BAS can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a 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:
BAS in graphic information technology courses
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
The jobs a BAS in graphic information technology prepares you for
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 aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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 U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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