Degrees & Curriculum

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

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.

2018-2019 Curriculum/Cohort Rotation

Junior Year

Fall Quarter Required Courses (Quarter One)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 310 Intro to Applied Design Visual Organization / Form Making Design/Studio 5
CMST 302 Mass Comm General Education 5
Gen Ed XXX Any lower or upper division social science General Education 5
2018 Fall quarter required courses for junior year students in their first quarter
Winter Quarter Required Courses (Quarter Two)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 311 Design Theory Design Communication / Meaning making Design/Studio 5
APDZ 331 Design Creative Processes Design / Topic 5
Gen Ed XXX Humanities option (drawing, art history or design history preferred) General Education 5
2019 Winter quarter required courses for junior year students in their second quarter
Spring Quarter Required Courses (Quarter Three)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 312 Design Theory II Design Thinking / Strategy Design/Studio 5
APDZ 332 Design & Productivity Design / Topic 5
APDZ XXX Elective  Design / Topic 5
2019 Spring quarter required courses for junior year students in their third quarter

Senior Year

Fall Quarter Required Courses (Quarter Four)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 441 Place making Design/Studio 5
Math 335 Computational Design or (could be a Math core) General Education 5
Gen Ed XXX Humanities option More drawing, art / ideation or history General Education 5
APDZ XXX Elective  Option / Design / Topic 5
2018 Fall quarter required courses for senior year students in their fourth quarter
Winter Quarter Required Courses (Quarter Five)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 451 Design Practicum Design/Studio 5
APDZ XXX Elective Design / Topic 5
STEC XXX Sustainability General Education 5
APDZ XXX   Elective Option / Design / Topic  5
2019 Winter quarter required courses for junior year students in their fifth quarter
Spring Quarter Required Courses (Quarter Six)
Dept. CRS Title Type Credits
APDZ 461 Capstone Design/Studio 5
APDZ XXX Elective Design / Topic 5
APDZ XXX Elective  Design / Topic 5
2019 Spring quarter required courses for junior year students in their sixth quarter 

Degree Requirements

BAS: 30 credits

  • ENGL / Comm –5 credits (CMST 302)
  • Math – 5 credits (Computational Design)
  • Social Science – 5 credits
  • Science – 5 credits (100 level lab or STEC 251)
  • Humanities – 10 credits (200 level or above,
  • drawing, ideation or history preferred)

Refer to the College Catalog for full list of requirements

Design, AAS-T

Evening Hybrid Program

The evening hybrid program in Multimedia Design & Production 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 busy schedules. Students who enroll for Fall Quarter can complete an AAS-T degree in just eight quarters taking evening and hybrid classes.

Portfolio Defense

LWTech MMDP Program Portofolio DefensesStudents completing the Multimedia AAS-T degrees participate in the quarterly Portfolio Defenses, an event that culminates the end of the Portfolio / Job Search class, MMDP 190. 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, BDA and 5th Cell to seasoned freelance designers and illustrators. Panelists lend an expert eye to student work and give constructive criticism on each student’s presentation skills, quality of selected pieces, and suggestions for improving his or her competitive edge. This event is widely anticipated by the entire department as a learning experience for those presenting, as well as for audience members preparing portfolios for employment.

Degree Requirements

AAS-T: 30 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.