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The Applied Design program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a broad-spectrum design program geared toward educating design professionals in design thinking, design strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and design process. The program attracts students from a wide range of design and technical backgrounds including architecture, industrial design, interaction design, game designgraphic design, video / film making, and also tangent disciplines such as weldingmanufacturing technologymachining technologyengineering, journalism and even business administration. The program has a workforce focus. It brings relevance to design education in alignment with industry best practice. Faculty educate future design professionals who will be able to bring design thinking and innovative process into new best practices.

The Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design program (BTAD) 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. Graduates with a BTAD degree are prepared for today's jobs in the design industry. They are also equipped with greater skills to succeed in long-term, fast-changing careers across a wide range of design disciplines. Utilizing critical thinking skills specific to design thinking and creative process, LWTech BTAD graduates have gone on to successful careers at prestigious companies including Microsoft and Bungie. Many have also been accepted into graduate programs such as: University of Washington's Human Centered Design & Engineering, Cranbook Academy of Art, ArtCenter College of Design, Arizona State University, and the University of Mexico. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.

Students who wish to take courses without being admitted to the program (non-matriculated) may be considered on a space-available basis.

Bachelor's Degree

Students will be able to transfer to the bachelor's degree with an associates degree in LWTech's Information Technology Application Development, or a comparable degree from a community or technical college, or with the Computer Science DTA/MRPA sample list of classes includes cloud computing, database modeling & design, mobile application development, and more. 

Learn more about bachelor's degree in IT Applications Development.

Application Deadline & Submission

May 26, 2017 for priority consideration for 2017 Fall Quarter

2017 BTAD Bachelor's Admission Application

Prerequisites

Completion of the requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 quarter credits in an appropriate technical area of concentration or a design-related discipline. 

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Prerequisites

Completion of the requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 60 quarter credits in an appropriate technical area of concentration or a design-related discipline. 

Completion of 30 quarter credits of general education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, as follows:

  • English Composition 5 credits (ENGL 101 or equivalent)
  • Social Science 5 credits (Any college-level course approved for the AAS-T degree)
  • Humanities 10 credits (Drawing, Art History and/or design-related courses preferred)
  • Quantitative Reasoning  5 credits (Math 107 or any college-level math with Intermediate Algebra as its prerequisite)
  • Science 5 credits (Any college-level lab science course approved for an AAS or AAS-T degree 

 

Bachelor's Degree Information Sessions

This helpful session presents an overview of the Applied Design program, a Q&A, a presentation, and explains the admission process. No RSVP is needed. Attendance is highly recommended for all applicants.

Drop-In Advising