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Graphic Information Technology

The cross-media nature of the graphic information industry requires tomorrow’s graduates to understand the full spectrum of graphic technology, publishing processes and current business practices.

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Graphic Information Technology 

WUE-eligible program

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

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

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.

The graphic information technology program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution – print, web, photo, video, animation.

Why Graphic Information Technology?

The cross-media nature of the graphics industry requires tomorrow’s graduates to understand the full spectrum of visual design and production, as well as current business practices. The graphic information technology program prepares graduates for careers as visual design technologists encompassing front-end web design and development, printing and digital publishing, commercial photography and videography, and 2D/3D animation. This is an intensive program of study emphasizing theory and hands-on laboratory practice.

GIT prepares graduates for career opportunities in the diverse graphic technology industries, such as:

  • User Experience (UX) Designers
  • User Interface (UI) Designers
  • Front-End Web Designers and Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Commercial Photographers and Videographers
  • Video Editors
  • Motion Graphics and Animation Professionals
  • Production Managers
  • Digital Print and Publishing Professionals

Degree Options

The GIT degree is offered on the Polytechnic campus and through ASU Online.

Program description

2018 – 2019 Major Map (On-campus)

2018 – 2019 Major Map (Online)

Link to Major Map (Archives)

 Admission Requirements

General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Concurrent degree admission requirements:

Freshman applicants must meet all of the following standards:

  • 3.75 minimum ABOR GPA
  • No English competency deficiencies
  • 960 SAT Reasoning (or 1040 if taken prior to March 5, 2016) or 22 ACT score

Transfer admission requirements:

Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 from a transfer institution.

Accelerated bachelor’s and master’s program

The GIT degree is offered as an accelerated degree with the M.S. Tech. The accelerated bachelor and master degree is designed to provide selected high-achieving students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. This program allows accelerated students to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Eligible students will be advised in their junior and senior years by their academic department to apply. To review eligibility requirements, please visit: Polytechnic School Accelerated 4+1 Degree Programs.