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Web/Interactive Media Emphasis at PSU Web/Interactive 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 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.

Emphasis Courses:

Web Graphics Software
Audio/Video Software
Web Site Design
Web and Motion Graphics
Interactive Media Design
Mobile Media Development
Web Content Management Systems

Tips for Students Considering Web/Interactive Media

The curriculum in the Web and Interactive Media emphasis combines graphic communications design theory with technical skills and creativity. You will learn the development and design skills needed to create an engaging user experience.

You will develop a wide variety of skills for creating compelling interactive solutions for web design, development, animation, advertising, mobile apps and digital publishing. You will gain basic knowledge in mathematics, design, critical thinking, and problem solving along with the technical know-how to quickly advance in this exciting and fast growing industry.

You will learn in-demand, advanced skills for designing web and interactive projects using authoring languages such as: HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP programing. In addition, you will learn how to develop strategies for using different web tools, technologies and include social media platforms to build professional client branding campaigns.

Also within this area of emphasis is a robust body of training in developing 2D animated sequences, other motion graphics and the building of user interfaces as applied to web and interactive projects.

Career Paths in Web/Interactive 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 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.

Typical Positions/Areas in Web/Interactive Media:

Information Architect
Interactive Media Designer
Interface Designer
Mobile Designer
Online Game Designer and Development
User Experience (UX) Designer
Web Animator
Web Design & Developer
Web Programmer

Typical Employers in Web/Interactive Media:

Game Design Studios
Advertising Agencies
Design Studios/Consulting Firms
Architectural & Engineering Firms
Web Design Firms
Marketing & Social Media Agencies
Mobile App Developers
Motion Graphics Companies
In-House Corporate Design Department

Companies Recruiting PSU Graphic Communications Majors

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.

Pitsco KOAM TV Millers Professional Imaging
Depco Bernstein Rein Leggett & Platt
Bass Pro Shops Sprint Publications and Advertising Dimensional Innovations
The Quest TV Blu 20 Stouse Inc.
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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.