Degrees & Curriculum

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

2021 Winter Schedule

All courses will be taught online during Winter 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
1670 APDZ 311 R21 Design Theory I  Ater S 5.0 06:00P 08:50P M ZOOM
1675 APDZ 331 R21 Design Creative Process Ater S 5.0 06:00P 08:50P W ZOOM
1685 APDZ 385 R21 Environmental Graphic Design Staff 5.0 06:00P 08:50P T ZOOM
1695 APDZ 451 R21 Design Team Practicum Meyer B 5.0 06:00P 08:50P Th ZOOM
1697 APDZ 481 R21 Interaction Design Meyer B 5.0 06:00P 08:50P W ZOOM
1700 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 12:00P 02:50P TTh ZOOM
2360 ART 252 R1 Design II Meyer B 5.0 12:00P 02:50P MW ZOOM
7640 DSGN 117 R21 Typography Holum K 4.0 12:00P 02:50P W ZOOM
7645 DSGN 121 L1 Illustrator I Schubert D 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7650 DSGN 122 L1 Photoshop I Underwood T 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7655 DSGN 122 R1 Photoshop I Staff 4.0 08:30A 11:20A MW ZOOM
7665 DSGN 126 R1 InDesign I Schubert D 4.0 03:00P 05:50P MW ZOOM
7670 DSGN 128 R1 Digital Photography  Baechler O 4.0 09:00A 11:50A F ZOOM
7675 DSGN 156 R21 Usability and Research Alvey N 4.0 06:00P 08:50P Th ZOOM
7680 DSGN 170 R1 Motion Graphics  Meyer B 4.0 03:00P 05:20P TTh ZOOM
7690 DSGN 216 L1 Business for Creatives Schubert D 4.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7695 DSGN 247 R1 Identity Design & Brand Schubert D 5.0 03:00P 05:50P T ZOOM
7700 DSGN 260 L1 Information Design Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7705 DSGN 262 R21 User Experience Prototyp Savin T 5.0 06:00P 08:50P W ZOOM
7707 DSGN 263 L1 Industry Software Survey Meyer B 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7710 DSGN 268 R1 Introduction to CMS Dion D 4.0 12:00P 02:50P T ZOOM
7715 DSGN 290 R1 Portfolio/Job Search Holum K 5.0 10:00A 01:50P F ZOOM
2021 Winter 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.