Digital Gaming & Interactive Media


Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) now offers an associates degree and bachelor's degree in digital gaming & interactive media. These hands-on, creative degrees prepare individuals with a broad range skills including digital storytelling, character development, virtual reality, and technical and creative design. Graduates create 3D animated graphics for gaming, marketing, advertising, educational and interactive media. This vibrant program attracts students who are interested in developing the behind-the-scenes aspects of games and interactive media. LWTech Digital Gaming & Interactive Media students culminate their learning experience with a showcase of their portfolio to industry professionals.

The Digital Gaming & Interactive Media program is closely linked with the Multimedia Design & Production program and the Information Technology Application Development program, giving students a well-rounded education in art, design and coding, as well as game and interactive media production.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the associates degree is open to all students. Admission to the bachelor's degree is competitive.

Bachelor's Degree

Students will be able to transfer to the bachelor's degree with an associates degree in LWTech's Digital Gaming & Interactive Media, or a digital design degree from a community or technical college. A sample list of classes includes 3D Game Design, Digital Story Telling & Mythology, 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.

Information Sessions

Associate's Degree

The associates degree prepares students for entry-level work in the digital gaming/interactive media industry and for LWTech's bachelor's degree.

Entry into this program requires completion of an admission application.

Low-income students in this program who are eligible for the Pell Grant or State Need Grant have an opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 a year in scholarships. Check out the Future Tech Stars page to learn more.

Careers in Digital Gaming

When you’re choosing a career, one obvious question to ask is – will I be able to find a job in my field? Seattle, along with the surrounding area, is one of the best locations in the country to find a job in game development. The gamedevmap website, has a listing of employers in Seattle and surrounding areas that are hiring in Digital Gaming. 

Employers Hiring in Seattle in Digital Gaming