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 three upper-division classes within the core curriculum, an internship and a capstone class. The Web and Interactive Media emphasis provides students with both development and design skills for creating rich, interactive content for all types of web and mobile devices.
Web Graphics SoftwareAudio/Video SoftwareWeb Site DesignWeb and Motion GraphicsInteractive Media DesignMobile Media DevelopmentWeb Content Management Systems
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 the ever-changing world of Web and Interactive Media, graduating from this graphics program gives you the cutting edge skills employers are looking for, giving you an advantage over the competition. Career opportunities for Web and Interactive Media graduates vary and continue to grow as technology advances and the way we as a society create and consume information evolves. Below are a list of positions and places where trained Web and Interactive Media graduates are needed.
Information ArchitectInteractive Media DesignerInterface Designer Mobile DesignerOnline Game Designer and DevelopmentUser Experience (UX) DesignerWeb AnimatorWeb Design & DeveloperWeb Programmer
Game Design StudiosAdvertising AgenciesDesign Studios/Consulting FirmsArchitectural & Engineering Firms Web Design FirmsMarketing & Social Media AgenciesMobile App DevelopersMotion Graphics CompaniesIn-House Corporate Design Department
As the need for Web and Interactive Media expands, so does the range of companies and organizations recruiting Pittsburg State University Graphic Communication graduates. These companies are regional, national and international. From small organizations to large corporations, many opportunities await you within a multitude of companies.The Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department puts an emphasis on industry relations in order to keep an avenue open for you upon graduation. Companies understand the quality of a Graphic Communications degree with an emphasis in Web and Interactive Media from PSU. These corporate partners know that our graduates will not only have the skills to get the job done right, but the creative solutions to produce projects that generate profits.
INTERNSHIPSEvery 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.CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONSRead more about Gamma Epsilon Tau, a national co-ed collegiate graphics arts honors fraternity.
Read more about Graphic Arts Club, include activities such as fund raising/field trip projects, guest speakers presentations, and socializing events.
PROSPECTS FOR GRADUATESThe degree offered by GIT highlights our strong connections to the graphic communication industry. Read more...SCHOLARSHIPSIn 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.