The Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies is driven by the vision of providing services to the print, graphics and graphic design industries that will be of significant value and application in the work force. Graduates work in all segments of the industry throughout the world.
Printing instruction at Pittsburg State University began in 1910, just seven years after the university was established. Over the years, enrollment increased resulting in the establishment of the Department of Printing in 1973; in 1996 the department was renamed the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies.
Department growth and excellence since that time has it considered as one of the best print/graphics instruction programs between the Rockies and Appalachians. A qualified faculty, recognized for their experience in education as well as technical expertise, gives a great amount of individualized attention to the student. The Department of Graphic and Imaging Technologies hosts conferences, workshops and seminars that bring noted personnel representing the graphics and imaging areas to the campus.
A significant number of companies recruit on the campus of Pittsburg State University. These companies easily attest to the quality and value of the education received by former students who are now their employees. It is our intent to provide students with the type of education that makes them marketable anywhere in the industry.
Occupying 26,000 square feet in the Kansas Technology Center, the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies contains many specialized laboratories and a wide range of equipment, making it one of the most complete degree granting institutions in the field.
Sometimes, one plus one adds up to more than two. That was the case for Jason Landrum, BS 2010, who matched a technology degree in graphics with a business degree in marketing and then landed a job he clearly loves.
Senior fashion merchandising student Keiva Robinson has always had an eye for style.