School of Design

Create Your Future with In-Demand Design Degrees

At the Rasmussen College School of Design, you can earn your Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree and start or advance a career that explores many types of media, including 3D animation, digital video and audio, and web and print design. You’ll experience hands-on curriculum with an internship option or final design project to help you develop your design skills while integrating business principles with design theory, so you’ll learn how to think critically and possess an understanding of how design impacts business.

Our experienced faculty help guide you down the path to becoming a successful professional designer by building your proficiency with the latest tools, and challenging the limits of creativity.

See what degree and specialization options in Animation & Motion Graphics and Web & Interactive Design are available to you by reading our program descriptions under each program’s Course Highlights section.

  • Technology
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Listed below are some examples of the advanced industry-standard hardware and software that Rasmussen College provides to our School of Design students.

Technology changes quickly, and at the School of Design, we pride ourselves on keeping current with these changes; as such, the list below will change from time to time as we update our offerings. Check with your program manager for the most recent list of hardware and software offered to our School of Design students.

Software

  • Adobe® Creative Suite®
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max®
  • FTP space

This master collection of software includes every major Adobe product: Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Flash®, Premiere Pro®, After Effects®, Soundbooth®, Indesign®, Fireworks®, and Director MX®.

Each student is provided with this software package to use throughout their degree program.

This state-of-the-art modeling and simulation software includes 3ds Max®.*

Each Rasmussen College School of Design student receives access to this software throughout their degree program. Upon graduation, each student is responsible for renewing the software every six months if they choose to do so.

Server location where students can build and host websites.

  • All Associate's and Bachelor's degree programs

 

Hardware

  • Digital Drawing Tablet

This drawing tablet and pen allow for digital drawing, coloring, sketching, and tracing.

Each student is provided with this hardware to use throughout their degree program and throughout their career without restriction.

 

  • Trademark Information

*Adobe, After Effects, Director MX, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Soundbooth and are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
*Autodesk and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries


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