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Graphics and Imaging Technologies - Print Media, B.S.T.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The Print Media emphasis features the latest methods and practices of today’s industry. With this emphasis, students will learn all facets of graphics input, manipulation, and output as applied to modern print products and the larger scope of the graphics industry.

About

Jobs in the Graphic Communications industry continue to increase in complexity. This requires students to have specific knowledge and skill sets that include communication, math, computer literacy, critical thinking and problem solving. The Graphic Communications industry is looking for graduates in good standing from qualified baccalaureate programs with solid training.

Math skills: Print professionals need good basic math skills when computing percentages, weights, measurements and when calculating the amount of ink and paper needed to produce a job.

Communication skills: Prepress workers need good communication skills to effectively discuss with clients about the complex details of a printing order from concept to completion.

Computer skills: As the printing process is largely computer-based, print media professionals need extensive computer and software knowledge.

Detail oriented: Professionals in this industry need to identify and fix problems with accurate precision. Attention to detail is key to success in print media.

Mechanical skills: Printing press operations require that print media professionals be comfortable working with large equipment. Mechanical aptitude is also important for print bindery and finishing workers, who use complex binding machinery.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Packaging Technologies
  • Print File Preparation and Preflight
  • Printing Technologies
  • Specialty Graphics
  • Publication Graphics
  • Digital and Variable Data Technologies
  • Graphics Cost Analysis and Estimating
  • Color Reproduction

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete official transcripts or academic records in native language and official English translation including grades earned in each subject
  • Copy of the secondary school or high school certificate of completion or diploma, if applicable
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS or PTE score results (not required for conditional admission)
  • Current certified bank statement or financial guarantee (within 6 months)
  • Financial statement of support form
  • Copy of passport (if available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    251 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 251 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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