The BAS program is a flexible, 60-credit-hour degree designed specifically for students who have earned a relevant AAS from a regionally accredited institution. This concentration in graphic information technology prepares graduates in the cross-media graphic industry that includes: animation commercial digital photography gaming internet and web development multimedia printing and digital publishing 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.
Graduates of the program, which combines technical course work with management content, are prepared to assume supervisory positions in industry such as: animation specialist art director client support specialist commercial photographer graphic designer plant manager production manager quality assurance manager user interface designer web developer The website design option prepares graduates for careers in the ever-expanding arena of website design and publishing. The digital publishing option prepares graduates for lead technical and entry-level management positions in the printing and publishing industry. The digital media management option prepares graduates for technical positions in industries implementing, planning and producing interactive communications. 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