Create Your Future as a Graphic Designer

Earn Your Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree online in Graphic Design

Our online 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. 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.

If you choose our Flex Choice® option that allows you to combine traditional courses and self-directed assessments, you can 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

Learning Options

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 Work Across Industries

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

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology

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$65,30010%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] 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.

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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:

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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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.

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