Degrees & Curriculum

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

2021 Fall Schedule

Some courses will be taught online during Fall 2021.

Section Code Meaning
H1-25 Combination of on-campus face-to-face and canvas.
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 H21 Intro to Applied Design Ater S 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM M E207
1660 APDZ 382 H21 Brad Comm & Marketing Ater S 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM Th E207
1665 APDZ 384 H21 Interaction Design Meyer B 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM M T221
1670 APDZ 441 H21 Design Research Project Ater S 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM W E207
1675 APDZ 497 L1 Design Practice Intern Ater S 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
2325 ART 102 H1 Design I Green T 5.0 12:00PM 02:50PM TTh W406
2330  ART 102 H2 Design I Green T 5.0 08:30AM 11:20AM TTh W406
2335 ART 102 H21 Design I Chiozza A 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM T T123
2375 ART 252 H21 Design II Meyer B 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM T W406
7700 DSGN 117 R1 Typography Holum K 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM W ZOOM
7705 DSGN 121 H1 Illustrator I Schubert D 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM TTh T122
7710 DSGN 126 H1 InDesign I Schubert D 4.0 08:30AM 11:20AM TTh T123
7715 DSGN 153 H21 Web and Mobile Design Savin T 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM W T123
7720 DSGN 155 R1 Intro User-Centered Design Holum K 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM Th Zoom
7725 DSGN 191 H1 Portolio Foundations Schubert D 4.0 03:00PM 05:50PM W T123
7730 DSGN 199 L1 Special Projects Holum K 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7735 DSGN 247 R1 Identity Design & Brand Holum K 5.0 12:00PM 02:50PM T ZOOM
7740 DSGN 261 H21 Usability Testing Mann A 5.0 06:00PM 08:50PM M T122
7750 DSGN 263 L1 Industry Software Survey Meyer B 5.0 ARR ARR ARR ONLINE
7755 DSGN 268 H1 Introduction to CMS Dion D 4.0 12:00PM 02:50PM M W406
2021 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.