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The B.S.T. in Graphic Communications is a 124-credit program that can be completed in four years of full-time study. 

Students are asked to declare one of the following areas of emphasis: Digital Media, Graphic Design, Graphics Management, Print Media, Packaging Graphics, or Web/Interactive Media.

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As with all baccalaureate degree studies, a number of general education requirements are included in the degree with a balance of credits dedicated to the major. While a minor is not required in the Graphic Communications program, one of the offered emphasis areas, Graphics Management, has a built in minor. Students may declare a minor from another department on campus or within the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT), and/or choose to complete more than one emphasis area, though doing so may require additional semesters of study.

All six areas of emphasis within the Graphic Communications program share a core curriculum, classes necessary for the field of graphic communications. In addition to these classes, each of the six distinct areas have specific emphasis and support courses, to round out the major, as well as elective graphics classes, allowing students to customize their degree.

The curriculum offered by the GIT department is under constant review and is always updated to ensure students get exposure to contemporary changes in this dynamic field.

The amazing pace of technological innovation continues to transform the graphic communications industry. Today’s companies and organizations require dynamic graphic communications leaders to take advantage of the expanding opportunities available; the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies’, Graphic Communications major is designed to prepare students for these opportunities. Our program’s classes cover a multitude of graphics related careers, allowing students interested in many areas of graphics, from the artistic to business side, to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their chosen emphasis. 

The Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies has a proven history that spans over 100 years. GIT graduates have the advantage of completing one of the most innovative and comprehensive Graphic Communications programs in the country.

In the dynamic global business of graphic communications, today’s graduate needs both a broad-based skill set and an in-depth understanding of digital media, design, graphics management, print output, packaging and web/interactive media. Our program combines theory and critical thinking with practical applications to the world of graphic communications. With a choice of six different areas of emphasis, this major is flexible and allows individuals to choose their emphasis to fit their own strengths and interests.   

Our program’s curriculum accurately reflects the needs and growth opportunities in the field of graphic communications. Through class assignments, technology training, internship opportunities, and capstone class experiences, students learn from experienced faculty and industry experts to become proficient in one of the world’s biggest industries–the world of graphics.

General Information

General Information

Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT)
Pittsburg State University

Interim Department Chair:
Dr. Robert Frisbee 
Contact Person:
Donna Martin

Phone: 620-235-4419
Fax: 620-235-4413

909 East Ford
Kansas Technology Center E116
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7576

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