Make Your Mark Behind the Screen

Earn Your Web and Interactive Design Specialization Bachelor's, Associate's or Diploma

Advance your skills and creativity with coursework that includes challenging, relevant and real-world design scenarios. We offer Graphic Design Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees and diplomas with specialization in Web and Interactive Design to help you launch or advance your career in this fast growing, ever-evolving field.

With a Web and Interactive Design specialization, you will learn how to efficiently and effectively utilize today’s most cutting-edge design software, including the latest versions of Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver® and Flash®, to design and build engaging, user-friendly websites, render motion graphics and create various interactive media projects in a collaborative environment.

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

Create Engaging and Effective Living Examples of Your Work

Web designers around the country create new, engaging and effective digital media every day. With a Graphic Design degree or diploma with specialization in Web and Interactive Design, you can gain the technical skills and knowledge you need to compete in a field that affects and shapes our everyday lives.

As a Rasmussen College student, you also receive the same top-of-the-line software used by design professionals, including the Adobe® Creative Suite Master Collection, as well as a digital drawing tablet.

Your web and interactive design coursework is not purely academic; you’ll gain hands-on experience in a wide range of web design tactics, and develop full sites to showcase your technical and creative aptitude. This portfolio becomes an essential element to your career search, as employers can assess your skill level and determine how those skills can be effectively applied to their business.

Learn more about our Graphic Design degree with specialization in Web and Interactive Design by completing the form on the right or calling us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer all your questions.

Earn Industry Certifications

In an effort to provide the highest educational and creative standards, Rasmussen College helps prepare students for highly sought-after industry certifications. Each certification indicates to prospective employers that you have learned key skills in these necessary and fundamental design applications, and are provided to help you master the essential tools that augment both inspiration and creativity, giving you a competitive edge while helping you grow to become successful as a Graphic Designer in your chosen field.

Program Highlights
  • Learn from industry-experienced instructors to help you succeed in your career
  • Create a comprehensive interactive portfolio that highlights your talents, and can be showcased to potential employers upon graduation, or help update your existing work
  • Create industry-relevant projects in a collaborative environment while developing your proficiency with the latest software tools
  • Gain an extensive understanding of web and interactive design strategies and tactics
  • Work one-on-one with a career services advisor to help start your path to a successful career in an exciting graphic design position

Adobe Creative Suite is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.

Web and Interactive Design Courses

Instructors who have extensive experience in the field of web design teach your Web and Interactive Design courses. Having been in the industry themselves, they have seen first-hand many of the obstacles you will face as you are learning new cutting-edge techniques. They will teach you industry shortcuts and will guide you through complex assignments. Highlights of coursework includes:

  • Creating real-world projects using industry-standard tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Top-of-the-line software and tools provided to you
  • Classes offered online and on-campus
  • Curriculum based on a parallel path of learning theory and application

Sample Course List

User-Centered Web Design
This course builds upon the fundamentals of web development with a focus on user-centered design. Expanding upon basic HTML and style sheets, the student is introduced to best practices, interface design, and the development of flexible, multi-use sites. Usability and accessibility are also explored in greater depth, using advanced web development tools. Needs of the visitor will be examined, including detecting and responding to the visitor's browser, as well as utilizing the advanced media capabilities of HTML5 and CSS.
Scripting for Web Servers
This course delves deeper into the power of web development through server-side programming. Building upon Introduction to Web Scripting, the student will explore and interact with server-side databases and collect and manipulate data using general PHP scripting language. Students will create dynamic content for web pages to perform simple calculations, collect visitor information, and interact with basic databases.
Mobile Web Design
This course focuses on current trends in web usage, specifically on the expansion of mobile platforms from laptops to tablets and smartphones. Emphasis is placed on responsive design: creating cross-platform web sites that provide equal and optimal usability across a wide range of devices, screen sizes, and resolutions. Various web tools and techniques are utilized to provide a fluid and flexible experience for the web visitor.
Search Engines, Optimization & Analytics
This course introduces the student to the optimization of web sites for search engine placement. The student will learn how search engines collect and organize information and make it useful and accessible. Search engines and search results will be examined for their impact on information access, copyright and privacy issues, and the changing business landscape. Students will research techniques such as metatags, copywriting techniques, header and footer optimization, site submission, and linking methods used to improve site ranking and guide visitors to business sources or information. The course also examines how to track the success—or failure—of those procedures.
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  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma


Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Graphic Designer$26,690$34,040$44,830
Art Director$44,500$58,950$83,000

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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,

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study

*Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.