Located just outside of Seattle, Washington, graduates of LWTech's Design program go on to careers at design firms, high-tech companies, in-house design departments, advertising and branding firms, as well as working as independent consultants. The Design program offers a variety of degrees and certificates including an Bachelor of Applied Science in Design (BAS), Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T), and certificates in Digital Publishing, Web and Mobile Design, and User-Centered Design. 

The Design department utilizes curriculum that emphasizes solving problems, industry-standard software, best practices, and personal expression. The program has a workforce focus. Emphasis is placed on real-world projects, deadlines, solving design problems, and focusing on the end user.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Design

A Bachelor of Applied Science in Design at LWTech is similar to a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science degree program as far as academic rigor, course content and credit load; however, it focuses on preparing students for technical career paths. The BAS in Design at LWTech is a broad-spectrum design program geared toward educating design professionals in design thinking, design strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and design process. The program attracts students from a wide range of design and technical backgrounds including architecture, industrial design, interaction design, game designgraphic design, video / film making, tangent disciplines such as welding, manufacturing technology, machining technology, engineering, journalism and even business administration. The program brings relevance to design education in alignment with industry best practice. Faculty educate future design professionals who will be able to bring design thinking and innovative process into new best practices.

Graduates with a BAS in Design degree are prepared for today's jobs in the design industry. They are also equipped with greater skills to succeed in long-term, fast-changing careers across a wide range of design disciplines. Utilizing critical thinking skills specific to design thinking and creative process, graduates have gone on to successful careers at prestigious companies including Microsoft and Bungie. Many have also been accepted into graduate programs such as: University of Washington's Human Centered Design & Engineering, Cranbook Academy of Art, ArtCenter College of Design, Arizona State University, and the University of Mexico.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) in Design

LWTech students in the AAS-T in the Design program develop skills and knowledge to align their learning with the requirements of entry-level career opportunities.

Classes are available in-person, online, and through a hybrid of online and in-class. Students conduct industry research to identify career pathways, and learn professional practices including copyright, file management, portfolio development and workplace ethics. Students culminate their learning experience with a showcase of their portfolio to industry professionals.

Admission Requirements

Applied Bachelor's Degree

Applicants to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Design are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.

Students who wish to take courses without being admitted to the program (non-matriculated) may be considered on a space-available basis.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T)

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

Information Sessions

Academic Advising

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Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.