Aly Bedford

Program Coordinator


Stefanie Fatooh

Director of Arts Programming


Trung Pham

Department Chair

(206) 220-8243

Apply to a Design program that offers a uniquely holistic approach grounded in both academic and practical skills, all underscored by our commitment to sustainability and social justice. Within our broadly informed curriculum, you will explore typography, digital imaging, digital media for print, graphic design, motion graphics and web design—including user-experience and interface design.

Both in and outside the classroom, you will combine theory and practice informed by readings, discussions and research as you hone your skills and abilities through internships, in-depth critiques and hands-on workshops within a sophisticated and cutting-edge studio environment.


Every student enters our program as a candidate and takes five studio courses leading up to the mid-career review. Students who then gain entrance to the major go on as a cohort to complete the sequence of upper-level classes.

Our cohort model embraces a diverse learning community and allows you to move through the program together with support from your peers. Our program fosters academic, professional and personal growth and gives you direct access to accomplished faculty and industry professionals from the greater Seattle design community, with our low student-to-faculty ratio.

This is from the ARTD 4750 Motion Graphics class from 2017 by Nathan Watkins. The project is a re-working of the Info-Graphic he created the previous quarter in Graphic Design II, this time as an animated piece with sound.

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