Highline’s newest bachelor of applied science degree takes a holistic approach to design by combining your passion for visual design, technology, and problem-solving with accessibility, equity, and universal design. Discover the relationships between various design fields, and prepare yourself to become part of the next generation of forward-thinking designers.
Highline College is located in Des Moines, Washington in South King County, an area with a strong thriving economy. The BAS in Integrated Design will prepare students to work in a diverse range of design firms and innovative businesses. The demand for designers in King County is 71% higher than the national average. Students who complete this degree will be competitive in the current job market demands.
Don’t think you have the time to pursue a BAS degree? Highline knows that you are busy and may need to juggle work and/or family obligations. Highline offers flexible course schedules with on-campus classes, online classes and hybrid options where classes combine face-to-face learning with online learning. And if space is available, you can begin the program any quarter.
The psychological and social design process
Develop creative solutions to the design problem
Create dynamic solutions through innovative technology
Collaborate through research, ideation, prototyping, redesign, and concept presentation
Represent principles of universal design and model accessibility
Identify connections through internship experiences
Exploration of leadership theory and research-based best practices
Equity & Diversity
BAS in Integrated Design is built on the three pillars: design across disciplines, integration of technology, and equity-based design. This degree will be interdisciplinary in nature with program outcomes focused on design theory, process, interactive technology, equity-based design, and leadership. This degree and its outcomes reflect the evolving needs of the community and workplace.
This degree will include a focus on diversity and globalism studies, to ensure that designers will have a foundation focused on equity, which will help them understand the world and community for which they design for.
This degree will integrate the threads of design philosophy, design technique, and equitable design for a global community. The bachelor’s degree provides the foundation for students to integrate their design skills and apply their AAS degree toward a deeper level of design expertise with opportunities to collaborate and present ideas using a higher level of creative thinking.
Upon completion of the BAS in Integrated Design, students will be able to:
Articulate, research and conceptualize multiple solutions to any design problem.
Communicate design intent, clearly and competently, in their work, their speech, and their writing.
Convert abstract design requirements into original and creative design work.
Integrate the use of technology seamlessly into the design process.
Demonstrate effective leadership, group, and collaborative skills to work across disciplines in successfully implementing a design.
To qualify for admission to Highline’s BAS Integrated Design Program, eligible applicants must have:
Completed or within 30 credits of completion of a regionally accredited AAS degree (or its equivalent), in one of the following Drafting Design, Interior Design, Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Web Design, Mobile Technology Expert, Online Marketing & Social Media Architecture related fields. Other associate degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Official transcripts from an accredited college or university.
Accumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:
Complete Highline bachelor application form
Students who have completed a related Associates degree or within thirty credits of completion of an Associates degree. Other associate degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Nonrefundable application fee.
Official Transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university.
Portfolio of work.