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Earn Your Graphic Design Degree–Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization


We offer a Graphic Design Associate's and Bachelor's degrees with a specialization in Animation and Motion Graphics to help you launch or advance your career in this fast growing, ever-evolving field. Our Animation and Motion Graphic specialization allows you to develop your skills and creativity with course work that includes challenging, relevant and real-world design scenarios.

In addition, Associate's degree students can choose our Flex Choice® option, which allows you to combine faculty-led and self-paced courses to save time and money while pursuing a degree on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate’s Degree 18 Months
Bachelor’s Degree 36 Months

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Gain In-Field Design Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful design career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant design skills employers seek, including:

  • Proficiency in Your Craft

    Gain a thorough understanding of advanced theories on design, motion graphics, animation, project management and portfolio development with a focus on combining multiple forms of media.

  • Specialized Course Work

    Our curriculum incorporates techniques from traditional and multimedia design, allowing you to master industry-standard tools such as Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection and Autodesk® 3ds Max®.

  • Insight from Experienced Faculty

    All curriculum is delivered by industry-experienced instructors specialized in graphic design, character animation, 3D modeling, and special and visual effects techniques.

  • Relevant Industry Software

    As a Rasmussen College student, all your software is provided to you as well as a digital drawing tablet.

Hands-On Experience to Prepare for Your Career

Today's digital design, animation and motion graphics world allows designers and animators to expand their talent far beyond basic web design. Whether you're producing award-winning advertising, helping law enforcement officers with 3D forensic animation, or creating a virtual walk-through animation for home design or special effects movie graphics, our Animation and Motion Graphics specialization can help you create a path that's right for you.

To enhance your resume even further, students take the Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication certification exam in Adobe Photoshop, with an opportunity to obtain two certifications at no additional cost.*

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Design programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Hertz
  • HOM Furniture
  • Polaris
  • Apple
  • Deltak
  • Staples
  • PostNet
  • Diamond Media Group

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

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At Rasmussen College, it is important to us that we provide transparent, up-to-date salary estimates for all our degree programs as reported by our graduates. However, there is insufficient data available for this particular degree program at this time. Please check back, as we are working diligently to publish the updated salary information.

Program Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Design vary depending on the program. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores; however, every applicant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Design Professional

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for design professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Graphic Designers$26,690$34,040$44,8307%
Art Director$44,500$58,950$83,0003%
Multimedia Artists and Animators$35,010$46,590$64,4706%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

Earning a design degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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