LWTech is the only public college in the Northwest to offer an associate degree and applied bachelor’s degree in Digital Gaming and Interactive Media. These hands-on, production-oriented programs are taught by experienced industry professionals who prepare students for careers in video game development, interactive media, marketing, advertising, education, industrial simulation, and virtual reality.
Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program courses cover a broad range of skills including traditional art, 3D modeling, programming, level design, technical art, animation, user interface, game mechanics, and project management. The program prepares students to work in professional studios and supports students who build their own independent (indie) games.
The Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program is closely linked with the Design and Computing and Software Development programs, giving students a well-rounded education in art, design, and coding, as well as game and interactive media production.
Graduates of the Digital Gaming and Interactive Media programs are prepared for entry-level positions in the video game and interactive media industries, as well as careers in:
At LWTech we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college.
The Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may not hire individuals with certain types of convictions, immigration status or involvement in suspicious activity. Examples of common background checks required in this industry are criminal record, immigration status, work history, credit history, driving record, education, professional licenses and certifications, drug screening and use of social media and character witnesses.
Entry into the Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program requires completion of LWTech's general online application.
Admission to the associate degree is open to all students. Admission to the applied bachelor's degree is competitive.
Admission to the applied bachelor's degree is on a competitive basis. Students will be able to transfer to the applied bachelor's degree with an associate degree in LWTech's Digital Gaming and Interactive Media, or an earned Applied Associate Degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum of 60 quarter credits in an appropriate technical area of concentration.Classes includes 3D Game Design, Designing for Interactive Technology, Principles of Game Mechanics, and more. This is the first degree of its kind in the state of Washington offered by a public institution.
*Students who have not completed the required Applied Associate Degree (or equivalent) or the General Education Requirements may be conditionally admitted on a space available basis.
Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program admissions prerequisites are also available in the College Catalog.
March 15, 2023
Next Entry: Fall 2023
Entry into the Digital Gaming and Interactive Media, AAS-T requires completion of the general online application.
The associate degree prepares students for entry-level work in the digital gaming/ interactive media industry and for LWTech's applied bachelor's degree. Admission to the associate degree is open to all students.
All are invited to come learn about LWTech’s Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program. College faculty and staff will share information about the degrees and attendees will have a chance to ask questions.
All information sessions are virtual at this time.
October 26, 2023
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November 30, 2023
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If you are interested in attending a virtual session, please email Brianna Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not sure what program you want to apply to? Check out LWTech's general information sessions and weekly tours by going to LWTech.edu/Visit.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.
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To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.
The Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program is an inclusive place for creative minds to get together to challenge and revolutionize the idea of game play and interactive experiences.
Digital Gaming Student
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
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