Degrees & Curriculum

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

2020 Fall Schedule

All courses will be taught online during Fall 2020.

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
1655 APDZ 310 R21 Intro to Applied Design Ater S 5.0 06:00P 08:50P M ONLINE
1657 APDZ 381 R21 Theory of Interactivity Meyer B 5.0 06:00P 08:50P M CANCELLED
1660 APDZ 382 R21 Brand Comm & Marketing Kothe L 5.0 06:00P 08:50P TH ONLINE
1665 APDZ 384 R21 Interaction Design Meyer B 5.0 06:00P 08:50P M CANCELLED
1667 APDZ 399 L1 Special Project Ater S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
1670 APDZ 441 R21 Design Research Project Ater S 5.0 06:00P 08:50P W ONLINE
1675 APDZ 497 L1 Design Practice Intern Ater S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
3900 CMST 302 R21 Mass Communication Tran P 5.0 06:00P 08:50P T ONLINE
2330 ART 102 L1 Design I Green T 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2335 ART 102 L2 Design I Underwood T 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2340 ART 102 R1 Design I Meyer B 5.0 08:30A 11:20A TTH ONLINE
2341 ART 102 R2 Design I Meyer B 5.0 09:00A 11:50A MW ONLINE
2400 ART 252 L2 Design II Meyer B 5.0 06:00P 08:50P T ONLINE
7625 DSGN 117 L1 Typography Holum K 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7630 DSGN 121 R1 Illustrator I Schubert D 4.0 08:30A 11:20A MW ONLINE
7635 DSGN 126 R1 InDesign I Schubert D 4.0 08:30A 11:20A TTH ONLINE
7640 DSGN 153 R21 Web and Mobile Deisgn Savin T 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7645 DSGN 155 L1 Intro User-Center Deisgn Holum K 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7650 DSGN 191 R1 Portfolio Foundations Schubert D 4.0 03:00P 05:50P W ONLINE
7655 DSGN 199 L1 Special Projects Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7660 DSGN 247 L1 Identity Deisgn & Brand Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7665 DSGN 261 L1 Usability Testing Derhammer S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7670 DSGN 268 L1 Introduction to CMS Dion D 4.0 ARR ARR ARR CANCELLED
7675 DSGN 299 L1 Special Projects Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2020 Fall 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.