Graphics and Imaging Technologies

Graphic Communications

Our graduates have the advantage of completing one of the most innovative and comprehensive Graphic Communications programs in the country.

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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  • Exceptional Degree
  • Exceptional Program
  • Career Opportunities
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.
The degree offered by GIT highlights our strong connections to the graphic communication industry.  We make it a priority to nurture our professional network for the benefit of students and the school.  Our students have achieved leadership positions at some of the best graphics businesses in the world, in the fields of advertising, marketing, printing, customer relations, sales, design, and production.

Graphics program graduates are prepared to work in a variety of employment opportunities including:
  • upper level managers
  • area supervisors
  • layout artists
  • art directors
  • research scientists
  • estimators
  • customer service representatives
  • sales representatives
  • job coordinators
  • advertising specialists
  • photographers

Gamma Epsilon Tau

Gamma Epsilon Tau (GET) is a national co-ed collegiate graphics arts honors fraternity. The Iota Chapter of the Gamma Epsilon Tau (GET) is limited to students majoring in the Graphics and Imaging Technologies department who have completed 15 credit hours of GIT courses, 45 credit hours overall, and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Membership into Gamma Epsilon Tau is by invitation only. Attendance in designated activities is required to maintain membership. Activities of this group are of service to the department.  For more information, please contact GET faculty advisors Rion Huffman or Jason Reid.


Graphic Arts Club (GAC)

Graphic Arts Club is another organization supported by the department.  It is open to any student who wants to become a member.  Activities in this club include fund raising/field trip projects, guest speakers presentations, and socializing events.

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Pittsburg State University Graphics & Imaging Technologies National Advisory Council
September 2020

President – Mat Casner
Vice President – Monikka Colbert

Dean Mills
Production Section Manager
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Gary O’Toole
Walsworth Publishing

Chris Shaefer
Clampitt Paper Company

Steve Templin
Manufacturing Director
Taylor Publishing

Jack Trostle
Plant Manager
Kendall Packaging Corp

Chris Wilson

Gene Worsley
Millers Professional Imaging

Dale Flanakin
Zane Williams

Mat Casner
Redlogic Communication Inc

Michael Torgler
Sr. Director, Technology & Mobile Services
Intouch Solutions

Rick Brown
Fujifilm North American Corp.

Brandon Fixsen
Account Manager KS & MO
Graphics Solutions Americas HP Inc

Brian Yokley
Senior Account Executive
Konica Minolta

Monikka Colbert
AVP,Team Lead-Midwest Design Ser
Lockton Midwest


GIT Department Reps

Dr. Doug Younger
Interim Chair GIT
Donna Martin
Administrative Assistant

Christel Benson
Rion Huffman
Traci Hughes
Chris Huitt
Andrea McConnaughey
David Oldham
Jason Reid
Rocky Restivo
Jason Ward

GIT Team Creates Unique Downtown Installation (2022)

PSU Design Students Bring Home Gold. Silver Advertising Awards (2021)

Graphics Grad: "I made the right choice"(2020)

Students Win Gold, Silver at Addy Awards (2019) 

Graphics and Imaging Technologies Program Accredited as One of Top 12 in the Nation (2018)

ADDY Awards (2018)  

PSU Senior Ali Gutc wins "Best of Show Award" for her "Chocoholic Chocolates" advertising campaign. 

SEK Humane Society Calendar Project (2017)

A unique project by the Pittsburg State University Graphic Arts Club began as a way for students to give back to the community: help the financially struggling SEK Humane Society ramp up pet adoptions and raise money.

Senior Project

Color Research Team

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