Degrees & Curriculum

The following degrees and certificates are offered as part of the Design program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). 

2021 Spring Schedule

All courses will be taught online during Spring 2021.

Section Code Meaning
L1-L10 Online (This course is offered asynchronous, fully online with no scheduled class sessions.)
R1-R22 Remote (This course is offered synchronous, fully online with scheduled class sessions.
See entry in class schedule for days and times of required, online class sessions.)
ITEM Dept CRS# SEC Class Name  Instructor CR Start End Days Room
1675 APDZ 312 R21 Design Theory II Meyer B 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM M ZOOM
1680 APDZ 332 R21 Design and Productivity Morgan R 5.0 06:00PM 8:50PM T ZOOM
1685 ADPZ 399 L1 Special Projects Ater S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
1687 ADPZ 399 L2 Special Projects Meyer B 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
1690 APDZ 411 R21 Industial Design Meyer B 5.0 06:00PM 8:50PM Th ZOOM
1695 APDZ 461 R21 Senior Capstone Project Ater S 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM M ZOOM
1700 APDZ 485 R21 Experienctial Design II Ater S 5.0 06:00PM 8:50PM W ZOOM
1705 APDZ 497 L1 Design Practice Intern Ater S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2315 ART 102 L1 Design I Green T 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2310 ART 102 R1 Design I Green T 5.0 12:00PM 02:50PM TTh ZOOM
7630 DSGN 122 R1 Photoshop I Underwood T 4.0 08:30AM 11:20AM MW ZOOM
7632 DSGN 122 R2 Photoshop I Baechler O 4.0 08:30AM 11:20AM MW ZOOM
7663 DSGN 126 L1 InDesign I Schubert D 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7635 DSGN 128 R1 Digital Photography Baechler O 4.0 09:00AM 11:50AM F ZOOM
7640 DSGN 153 R21 Web and Mobile Design Savin T 5.0 06:00PM 8:50PM W ZOOM
7645 DSGN 155 R1 Intro User-Centered Design Holum K 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM W ZOOM
7650 DSGN 157 R21 User Interface Design Holum K 4.0 06:00PM 08:50PM T ZOOM
7655 DSGN 170 R1 Motion Graphics Meyer B 4.0 08:30AM 11:20AM TTh ZOOM
7660 DSGN 191 R1 Portfolio Foundations Schubert D 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM M ZOOM
7665 DSGN 199 L1 Special Projects Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7670 DSGN 216 R1 Business for Creatives Schubert D 4.0 08:30AM 11:20AM M ZOOM
7675 DSGN 259 L1 Intnl User Experience Wilkinson G 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7680 DSGN 290 R1 Portfolio/Job Search Holum K 5.0 10:00AM 01:50PM F ZOOM
7685 DSGN 299 L1 Special Projects Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2021 Spring Quarter BASD, Art and Design course schedule

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Design, BAS

The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design program 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.

Degree Requirements

BAS: 30 credits

  • ENGL – 5 credits – ENGL 102, 235 or other approved college writing course
  • Comm – 5 Credits – CMST 302
  • Math – 5 credits – MATH 335, Computational Design
  • Social Science – 5 credits – any 100 level or above (prefer 200 or above level)
  • Lab Science – 5 credits – STEC 351
  • Humanities – 5 credits –100 level or above, 200 or above preferred (drawing, ideation or history preferred)

Refer to the College Catalog for full list of requirements

Design, AAS-T

Evening Hybrid Program

The hybrid program in Design is a flexible evening program for students who are pursuing their AAS-T degree while continuing to work during the day. The "hybrid" format simply means part of the course is face-to-face, and part of it is online, decreasing commute time and increasing convenience for students' busy schedules. 

Design Portfolio Presentations

LWTech Design Program Portofolio DefensesStudents completing the Design AAS-T degree participate in the quarterly Portfolio Defenses, an event that culminates the end of the Portfolio /Job Search class, DSGN 290. At this free public event, students showcase a few of their best portfolio pieces to a panel of industry professionals. Past panelists have ranged from art directors and creative directors from Bungie, Bullseye Creative and 5th Cell to seasoned freelance designers and illustrators. Panelists' expertise include in design, user-centered-design, user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, graphic design, digital publishing, website design, mobile/responsive design and more! They lend their expert eye to student work and give constructive criticism on each student’s presentation skills, quality of selected pieces, and suggestions for improving their competitive edge. This event is widely anticipated by the entire LWTech Design department as a learning experience for those presenting, as well as for audience members preparing portfolios for employment in design related industry.

Degree Requirements

AAS-T: 101 credits (includes 30 core credits)

  • English Composition – 5 credits
  • Math – 5 credits (Math 107)
  • Social Science – 5 credits
  • Humanities – 10 credits
  • Science – 5 credits

Refer to the College Catalog for full list of requirements.

Illustration AAS-T

The Illustration AAS-T degree at LWTech, combines visual arts courses with design courses to prepare students for careers in the applied arts. During the first-year of study, Lake Washington Institute of Technology students will complete foundation courses in drawing, painting, photography, and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.). Advancing into the second-year, students will refine and direct their portfolios towards future jobs and complete advanced courses in both the visual and digital arts.