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Digital Media Emphasis at PSU Digial Media Emphasis

The core curriculum within the Graphics and Imaging Technologies (GIT) department includes courses common among all of our six emphasis areas. These courses are primarily introductory classes, which provide basic information you will need to succeed in the graphics industry including fundamental software skills. Additionally, there are also two 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.

Emphasis Courses:

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

Tips for Students Considering Digital Media

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

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

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

Your studies will help you develop critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to create compelling digital projects that move audiences toward a desired response.

Career Paths in Digital Media

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.

Career opportunities for Digital Media graduates 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:

Photo Stager
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
Architectural Firms
Web Design Firms
Film and Effects Studios
Photography Studios
Motion Graphics Companies

Companies Recruiting PSU Graphic Communications Majors

As the need for Digital Media specialists expands, so does the range of companies and organizations recruiting Pittsburg State University Graphics Communications graduates. The Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department 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 our graduates will have the skills to get the job done right and the creative minds to produce projects that generate profits.

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

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

GIT General Info for Students

Graphics and Imaging Technologies

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.