How to Apply

The following items must be submitted and received by the application deadline to be considered for admissions to the Interactive Media Design major.  Applicants who have completed or will complete the IMD prerequisites are reviewed by the IMD admissions committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to prepare the necessary documents to be submitted by the application deadline.  (Note: Please consult the UW Bothell admissions page for information about how to apply to other majors or to enter the campus as a pre-major.)

1. Application
Download pdf application.

2. Official College transcripts
You must submit an official transcript from regionally accredited institutions you have ever attended. Current UWB students can submit a copy of college transcripts.

3. Official High School transcript
An official high school transcript is required for only external applicants who completed the minimum UW admission requirements such as Intermediate Algebra or/and World Language.

4. Personal Statement
The IMD admissions committee looks for candidates who clearly articulate their interest in and capacity to learn to work with digital tools, to engage with art and design thinking, to think critically about interactive media, and to work collaboratively with others in a diverse cohort.  Applications that ground claims about these interests and capacities in materials included in a portfolio of work (see below) are preferred.  If you have any poor grades or gaps in your educational progress, you may include a short explanation.

5. Portfolio (strongly recommended)
The IMD admissions committee will review individual samples of creative and/or interactive media work and experience.  Work samples may include graphic art/design, website development, video/film, games, apps, etc.  (Please note that we do not accept original artwork, thumb drives, or DVDs.  Please include a website address on the application.  If you submit group work, please describe your specific contribution.)

6. Resume (optional)


Current UW Bothell Students
Current UW Bothell pre-major students must submit the internal application form and other materials listed above to the front desk of Husky Hall. The Fall 2016 application deadline is April 8, 2016.

Transfer Students
Transfer applications for IMD are available online. The Fall 2016 application deadline is April 8, 2016.  Prospective students can receive admissions advising over email, chat, phone or in person. Call 425-352-5000 or email to schedule an appointment.   You're encouraged to come to an information session.  Please see more information below.     

To be considered for admissions, you are also required to complete the University's admission requirements.

Information Sessions and Admission Advising

For more information please join us for an upcoming Information Session in Husky Hall 1160.   A free parking space is available in front of the building.  Please see the campus map.

Register Here (please choose Interactive Media Design)

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Need assistance?

Please contact IMD Academic Advisor, Keiko Miyamoto at