Graphic Information Technology

Our undergraduate graphic information technology program offers students a creative, technological and managerial understanding of graphic communication technology in areas such as web, print, photography and multimedia.

Degrees Offered

Graphic Information Technology, BS

Focus Areas

Commercial Photography and Video
Web Design and Development
Digital Design, Print and Publishing

Application Deadlines*

December 1, 2013
2014 Spring semester (January)

March 1, 2014
2014 Summer session 1 (June)

March 1, 2014
2014 Summer session 2 (July)

April 1, 2014
2014 Fall semester (August)

Affording College

Scholarships

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WUE eligible program

Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate

Financial Aid

ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

* These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

Graphic Information Technology, BS

The cross-media nature of the graphic information industry requires tomorrow's graduates to understand the full spectrum of graphic technology, reproduction processes and current business practices. The BS program in graphic information technology prepares graduates for a seamless career as a graphic technologist encompassing web development and internet technologies, printing and digital publishing, and commercial and technical imaging. This is an intensive program of study emphasizing theory and hands-on laboratory practice. Students develop the following skills:

  • commercial and technical photography
  • computer drawing and illustration
  • document design
  • e-commerce practices
  • gaming and simulation technologies
  • higher-level graphic programming languages
  • multimedia
  • premedia, digital publishing and print technologies
  • project management
  • quality assurance
  • web development and interactive technologies

This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: Polytechnic campus. Students from Western states, who select this major and campus, may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.

Requirements 

Additional Program Fee: No

Career Outlook 

Graphic information technology prepares graduates for technical and management positions in the diverse graphic communication and information technology industries, such as:

  • commercial and technical imaging
  • internet and web development
  • management of graphic information assets
  • planning and evaluation of print, Internet, multimedia and computer-based communications
  • premedia, digital printing and publishing
  • quality assurance of graphic products
  • technical and digital media production
Example Careers 

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

Art Directors • Growth Rate*: 11.67% • Median Salary*: $ 81,260

Multimedia Artists and Animators • Growth Rate*: 14.15% • Median Salary*: $60,830

Graphic Designers • Growth Rate*: 12.91% • Median Salary*: $ 44,010

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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