Arizona State University

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Graphic Information Technology

Course Description

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. Additional Program Fee: No Second Language Requirement: No First Required Math Course: MAT 170 - Precalculus. Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

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Career outcomes

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: *growth *median salary Art Directors 11.67% $81,260 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $62,330 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 7.86% $58,040 Graphic Designers Bright OutlookBright Outlook 12.91% $44,010 Multimedia Artists and Animators 14.15% $60,830 Prepress Technicians and Workers $37,060 Web Developers not available

Graphic Information Technology Arizona State University