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 online course work that includes challenging, relevant and real-world design scenarios. As you near completion of your degree, select one of two options to demonstrate your accumulated skills: An internship course or a final design project course.
In addition, both Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree students can choose our Flex Choice® option, which allows you to combine traditional courses and self-directed assessments—so you can save time and money while pursuing a degree on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
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- Course plan customized for you
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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.*
Students Creating Their Future
Check out our student gallery to see what amazing pieces of work are being finessed right here in our School of Design.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Design programs are working for leading industries, including:*
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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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 enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant 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 2026)|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||$38,520||$49,320||$65,300||10%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse 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.
Adobe Creative Suite is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Autodesk 3ds Max is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.