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, Associate’s degree or Diploma, 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 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.

Spring Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 12
Spring Mid Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday — Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 22
Spring Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring I Session 2014 begins
May 18
Spring I Session 2014 ends
May 19
Spring II Session 2014 begins
June 29
Spring II Session 2014 ends
Summer Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 11
Summer Mid Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday — Labor Day, campuses closed
September 21
Summer Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer I Session 2014 begins
August 17
Summer I Session 2014 ends
August 18
Summer II Session 2014 begins
September 28
Summer II Session 2014 ends
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 10
Fall Mid Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 27
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
November 28
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 21
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
December 25
Holiday — Christmas Day, campuses closed

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall I Session 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall I Session 2014 ends
November 17
Fall II Session 2014 begins
December 28
Fall II Session 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter Quarter 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 9
Winter Mid Quarter 2015 begins
March 22
Winter Quarter 2015 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter I Session 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 8
Winter I Session 2015 ends
February 9
Winter II Session 2015 begins
March 29
Winter II Session 2015 ends

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® 

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 and throughout their career without restriction.

Autodesk® 3ds Max® 

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.

FTP space 

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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