Digital and Print Media Technology

Digital and Print Media Technology Degree

Digital and Print Media Technology Undergraduate Degree

The core curriculum within the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT) includes courses common among all of our 6 emphasis areas. These courses are primarily introductory classes, which provide basic information students need to succeed in the graphics industry including fundamental software skills. Additionally, there are also 2 upper-division classes within the core curriculum, an internship, and a capstone class.

The Digital Media emphasis focuses on digital graphics, which include digital photography, video and audio editing, special effects, 3D rendering, and animation.

The courses within this emphasis are listed below:

  • Audio/Video Software
  • Photography
  • Studio Product Photography
  • 3D Graphics
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Media Design
  • Portrait Photography
  • 3D Animation and Rendering

Why Pitt State?

Classes in the Digital Media emphasis combine the fundamentals of graphic communications design with technical skills and creativity. Together, students learn how to create, develop, and distribute dynamic digitally generated graphics.

Starting with foundation software studies students quickly add studio photography, videography, video special effects, 3D rendering, and animation to their list of practical skills and training. Students gain knowledge of a vast array of other graphic technologies, current industry trends, and emerging technologies.

Students in this emphasis develop skills for applying fundamental principles of design and storytelling while gaining hands-on experience with a variety of digital capturing equipment, digital editing applications, and best practices for portraying a digital story.

Students’ studies help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to create compelling digital projects that move audiences toward a desired response.

Career Options

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

Internship and research opportunities

As the need for Digital Media specialists expands, so does the range of companies and organizations recruiting Pittsburg State University Graphic Communications graduates. The Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies emphasizes industry relations for the benefit of our graduates.

These regional, national, and international companies understand the superior quality of a Graphic Communications degree with an emphasis in Digital Media from PSU. Industry leaders know that you, as a PSU graduate, will have the skills to get the job done right and the creative mind to produce projects that generate profits.

From small companies to large organizations, many opportunities await you at corporate partners, such as these:

  • Pitsco
  • Depco
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • The Quest TV
  • Season Chasers TV
  • Names and Numbers
  • KOAM TV
  • Bernstein Rein
  • Sprint Publications and Advertising
  • Millers Professional Imaging
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Dimensional Innovations

Major

Students in the Digital and Print Media Technology major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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