Online Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology

ASU’s online design program allows you to discover your passion for creative and technical areas of design, while gaining hands-on skills transferable to a variety of industries in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Competencies you’ll gain include, but are not limited to:

  • 2D and 3D motion graphics.
  • Commercial photography.
  • Front-end web design and development.
  • Print technology.
  • User experience design.
  • Video production.

What will I learn in this graphic information technology program?


This visual design program harnesses the principles of graphic design to communicate information and ideas. It stands out from typical graphic design studies because it provides you with a foundation in the technical aspects of design, in addition to the creative areas. Your interdisciplinary courses provide you with technical areas to explore, including web design and development, UX, UI and digital media and advertising. As a design generalist, you’ll be competitive across a variety of industries that require both technical knowledge and creative experience.

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Bachelor of Science
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Graphic Information Technology - Concentration in Web Technologies
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Graphic Information Technology (BS)
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Are you interested in the technical aspects of design? The Bachelor of Science in graphic information technology provides you with experience across multiple design and media disciplines. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for roles such as web designer and developer, user experience designer, digital media specialist and advertising executive.

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All GIT web courses are project-based, allowing you to apply course concepts to practical examples. Through your courses, you’ll learn the basics of each GIT subject area, utilizing the latest design technologies.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose courses in two focus areas to explore deeper. These include front-end web design and development, digital design, print and publishing and motion graphics.

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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering - Undergraduate Programs
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Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.
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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Will my graphic information technology degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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