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.

Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day

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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