Lake Washington Institute of Technology Introduces New Multimedia Design and Production Courses, Certificate Program

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Kirkland, Wash. – The Seattle area is a hotbed of technology and design, and in response to industry demand, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has introduced a series of new courses to its Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP) program: The User-Centered Design certificate program and Smartphone Filmmaking and Smartphone Editing.

The User-Centered Design certificate program at LWTech is one of only three programs like this in Western Washington. Unlike the UX certificate programs at other local institutions, LWTech’s program does not require a bachelor’s degree to enroll and will lead to an academic certificate upon course completion rather than a continuing education certificate.

The Smartphone Filmmaking and Smartphone Editing courses equip students with essential video cinematography skills, while guiding them through the complete filmmaking process, from initial concept to finished film. Courses are designed for entrepreneurs, web designers, or anyone who wants to create promotional, instructional, crowdfunding, social media, citizen journalism, narrative, or documentary videos without the need for expensive equipment. Current generation smartphones have put the power of professional video production within reach of everyone.

All three programs will be available through a hybrid model; online and in-class. The on-campus portion of the classes are in the evening to accommodate working professionals who want to enhance their skills. To register for Spring quarter classes, visit LWTech's Get Started page.

“These new courses in our School of Design and Applied Arts are affordable, and students who successfully complete the User-Centered Design program will receive an academic certificate,” commented Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, president of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. “We are thrilled to be providing new programs that are created in direct response to industry and community need.”

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.