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.

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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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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:

How is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree different from a BA or BS degree?

 

Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science.

  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward their BAS.
  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward their BAS.

Please plan to meet with an academic advisor to ensure your courses will meet degree requirements.

If you don’t have an AAS and aren’t planning to earn one, please check out ASU Online’s Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology.

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.”

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:

Animator


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,950

Art Director


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $105,180

Film Editor


Growth: 9.4 %
Salary: $63,520

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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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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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