Digital and Print Media Technology (BAS)

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology offers students, who have graduated from a community college or technical college with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, an opportunity to pursue a professional career path and extend their education. The A.A.S. degree must have a technical emphasis related to graphics and imaging and a minimum GPA of 2.50. Students with an earned A.A.S. degree can transfer up to 64 college credits. After taking an additional approximately 60 hours from Pittsburg State University, students graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) with a major in Technology and an emphasis in Digital and Print Media.

The coursework needed to complete the B.A.S. provides hands-on experiences for a real-world job. In addition, this program gives additional orientation to the graphics industry, theory, logic, leadership, and marketing skills, in preparation for professional opportunities.

Degree completion requirements may vary based upon the student’s Associate of Applied Science degree. Consult an academic advisor in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies department for specific degree requirements.

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  • About Degree
  • Career Options

Coursework taken at PSU is design to supplement the technical coursework taken by the student during the Associate Degree. PSU coursework includes courses in General Education, Business, Technical Organization and Leadership, and Technical Support Electives.

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. In this fast-paced industry, you will have the cutting-edge skills employers are looking for and an advantage over the competition.

As a graduate of the Digital Media program, your career opportunities will vary and continue to grow as technology advances. Depending on your preference, many challenging and exciting options are available in the extremely versatile world of Digital Media:

Typical Positions/Areas in Digital Media:

  • Photographer
  • Photo Stager
  • Videographer
  • Video Editor
  • Post-Production Editor
  • Post-Effects Specialist
  • Motion Graphic Artists
  • Audio Editors
  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Animator

Typical Employers in Digital Media:

  • Game Design Studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • In-House Corporate Design Department
  • Design Studios/Consulting Firms
  • Education
  • Architectural Firms
  • Web Design Firms
  • Film and Effects Studios
  • Photography Studios
  • Motion Graphics Companies

About Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department

The B.S.T. in Graphic Communications is a 120-credit Graphic Communications Degree 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.

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 with Graphic Communications program is under constant review and is always updated to ensure students get exposure to contemporary changes in this dynamic field. 

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