Create Your Future as a Graphic Designer

Earn Your Graphic Design Degree or Diploma

Our graphic design degrees reflect the most up-to-date skills, technologies and competencies of the design field, including traditional print design, typography, color theory, photography, audio/video editing, interactive media and user experience design.

Instructed by industry experts, our hands-on coursework—with Animation and Motion Graphics or Web and Interactive Design specializations—covers challenging, real-world scenarios using techniques from both multimedia design and traditional art.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Diploma 15 Months
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 graphic design career across a wide range of professional opportunities. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant design skills employers seek, including:

  • Animation and Motion Graphics

    This specialization explores many types of media, including 3D design, motion graphics, special effects and animation to help you be successful when creating digital multimedia.

  • Web and Interactive Design

    This specialization focuses on helping you learn how to master cutting-edge design software to build engaging, user-centric websites, interactive media projects and dynamic databases.

  • Industry Certifications

    You can take the Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communication certification exam in Adobe Photoshop, with an opportunity to obtain two more certifications at no additional cost.**

  • Design Resources

    All the tools you need to stay relevant in your industry and the most up-to-date software and hardware is included in your tuition.

Create a Digital Portfolio in Your Courses

Through your coursework, you create a comprehensive digital portfolio that highlights your talents and can be showcased to potential employers upon graduation.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

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

  • Hertz
  • Hom Furniture
  • Polaris
  • Apple
  • Deltak/Wiley
  • Staples
  • Post Net
  • Diamond Media Group

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

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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.

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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)
Art Director$44,500$58,950$83,0003%
Graphic Designers$26,690$34,040$44,8307%

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/

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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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Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt. Should a student need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, the student will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.