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The core curriculum within the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT) includes courses common among all of our six emphasis areas. These courses are primarily introductory classes that provide students with the basic information needed to succeed in the graphics industry. Within the core curriculum, there are also two upper-division classes, an internship and a capstone class.
The Graphic Design emphasis blends the artistic and creative side with the technical aspects of graphics production while also including the study and application of design fundamentals.
Modern Graphic Design is a challenging and expanding area of expertise. It calls for a mix of highly developed skills and knowledge including design, history, marketing and sociology. Today’s graphic designers work on every aspect of graphics from planning to completed project - for every kind of printed or electronically delivery platform.
The curriculum in Graphic Design at PSU offers you the opportunity to hone your skills and talents with a combination of required and elective classes that can be customized to your particular strengths.
Classes include high level training in design, conventional art skills, software skills, marketing knowledge and professional practice. Each class is equipped with up-to-date hardware and software used every day by the world’s graphic design experts.
Upon graduation, you will be qualified for a variety of positions across multiple areas of the graphics industry including, but not limited to, entertainment, business, advertising and education. Opportunities are vast. Employers are looking for trained people with current skills, problem solving abilities and design training. If you are creative and motivated individuals with all of these skills to be successful.
Career opportunities for Graphic Design graduates vary and continue to grow as technology advances. Below are a list of positions and places where trained Graphic Design graduates are needed.
As the need for Graphic Design specialists expands, so does the range of companies and organizations recruiting Pittsburg State University Graphic Communications graduates. The Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies emphasizes industry relations for the benefit of our graduates.
These regional, national and international companies understand the superior quality of a Graphic Communications degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design from PSU. Industry leaders know that our graduates will have the skills to get the job done right and the creative minds to produce projects that generate profits.
From small companies to large organizations, many opportunities await you at corporate partners such as these:
Students take a selection of classes to complete Graphic Design emphasis.
Students take a selection of classes to complete Graphic Design minor.