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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 the credits dedicated to the major.  While a minor is not required in the Graphic Communications program, two of the offered emphasis areas, Graphic Design and Graphics Management, have a built in minor.  Students may declare a minor 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 scrutiny and may be updated at any time to ensure students get exposure to contemporary changes in this dynamic field.

The amazing pace of technology 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 Graphics and Imaging Technologies, Graphic Communications major is designed to prepare students for these opportunities.  Our program's classes cover every aspect of graphics related careers, allowing students interested in any area 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 (GIT) has 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.

n 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, packaging and web/interactive media.  Our program combines theory and critical thinking with practical applications to the work of graphic communications.  With a choice of six different areas of emphasis, this major is flexible and allows individuals to customize their studies 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 experience, students learn from experienced faculty and industry experts to become proficient.

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Every student in the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies completes a 320 hour, supervised internship.  The internship provides students with invaluable, real work experiences that are difficult, if not impossible, to recreate in the classroom.

Read more about Gamma Epsilon Tau, a national co-ed collegiate graphics arts honors fraternity. Gamma Epsilon Tau

Read more about Graphic Arts Club, include activities such as fund raising/field trip projects, guest speakers presentations, and socializing events.

The degree offered by GIT highlights our strong connections to the graphic communication industry.  Read more...

In addition to University and other scholarships available, each year GIT awards 20 or more departmental scholarships.  To apply for those and to find more information and opportunities contact our main office, 620-235-4419 or email Donna Martin.