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Graphic Design

Associate's Degree

Online Program

Next Start Dates
July 01, 2024
August 07, 2024
Apply By
June 27, 2024
August 05, 2024

Complete in a few as 18 months.1
Estimated Full-Time Total Program Cost: $30,4002

Graphic Design Associate's Degree

Rasmussen University's online Graphic Design program can set you up with the necessary skills that employers are searching for. Our online courses offer great flexibility, and the curriculum was designed by industry experts with over 200 years of experience and major brand backgrounds: The Minnesota Timberwolves™, the American Museum of Natural History of New York™ and Hormel™.3,4 Learn a litany of disciplines, including Adobe® Creative Cloud, web design, digital image editing and more.5 Craft your career skills with top online Graphic Design college courses, and get the experience it takes to excel.

Graphic Design Skills

  • Digital Photography and Image Editing

    Key Skills Taught in This Course: Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Lightroom®, Photography 5

    Introduction to techniques and theories of digital photography. Learning to communicate and tell a story with a photo. Covers composition, image capture and digital manipulation.

  • Web Design Fundamentals

    Key Skills Taught in This Course: User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface (UI) Design, User Testing

    Analysis of online interactivity with hands-on experience planning, designing and publishing online websites that incorporate text, images, animation, navigation and interactive elements.

  • Graphic Design Portfolio

    Key Skills Taught in This Course: Communication, Presentation Skills, Portfolio Design

    Develop and refine creative work into a professional Graphic Design portfolio, including how to present yourself and your work through the internet, resumes, cover letters and job interviews.

Innovating Since Day One

Rasmussen University was a pioneer 18 years ago when we introduced online learning to our traditional curriculum. We were ahead of the curve then—and we continue to innovate.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our online Graphic Design Associate’s degree can help prepare you to sit for the Adobe® Certified Associate in Visual Communication in Photoshop® and the Adobe® Certified Associate in Digital Video Using Premiere Pro.5 

Job-Ready Design Curriculum

Rasmussen University's online Graphic Design courses are tailored for you, no matter your experience level, and they're structured to help get your career in gear as fast as possible.

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"There are hidden skills inside you. If you’ve always wanted to paint or draw and do another job, it’s time to develop your skills."

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We’re Transfer Friendly

Make the most of college credits you’ve already earned, whether at Rasmussen University or elsewhere, thanks to our seamless transfer policies.6 You can choose from numerous entry-point options.

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Set Yourself Up for an Online Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree

Just because you're earning your online Graphic Design Associate's degree doesn't mean you can't be working toward a Bachelor's degree. All the credits you earn ladder up to the next level.

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Affordable Education

Tuition & Savings

Do the Math:

With eight start dates a year and a total of 25 courses—each 5.5 weeks in length—full-time students can finish in as few as 18 months for an estimated $30,400.1

$275 cost per full-time credit
x 91 total credits
$25,025 total tuition
+ $5,375 total fees
$30,400 full-time estimated total program cost

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Other Ways to Save

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how our online Graphic Design programs are designed to be more affordable with Knowledge Credit® through transfer credits, self-directed assessments, and military training or professional certification. Plus, save more with loans and external scholarship opportunities. Find more about Transfer Credit and Other Knowledge Credit®.

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Transfer Credits

In 2019, students transferred an average of 26 credits, saving them $7,810 to $9,110.7

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You really don’t need to go very far to learn. Do it at your pace, where you work best.

Self-Directed Assessments

Show that you have already achieved the skills for a course and don't need to take it. Your potential savings are over $5,000!8

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at Rasmussen University 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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