How to Apply

IMD Prerequisites

Hard Requirements

  • English Composition (5 credits)
  • Introductory Course in Interactive Media/Design Thinking/Visual Arts (5 credits)
    • BIS 209 Engaging Visual and Media Arts
    • BIS 233 Participatory Media Culture
    • BIS 236 Introduction to Interactive Media
  • Introductory Course in Web Development and Programming (5 credits)*
    • B IMD 233 Fundamentals of Web Media Technology
    • CSE 154 Web Programming
    • Info 343 Client-Side Web Development

Soft Requirement

  • Statistics/Quantitative Methods/Data Visualization

Students who have completed Statistics/Quantitative Methods/Data Visualization prior to application to the major will be given priority.  Students who have not completed that requirement prior to admission will need to take the course within their first two quarters in the major.
Please choose one from the following courses:

  • BIS 232Intro to Data Visualization
  • BIS 315 Understanding Statistics
  • B BUS 215 Intro to Business Statistics
  • B MATH215/B HS 215 Statistics for Health Studies
  • STMATH 341 Intro to Statistical Inference 

While admission is competitive, students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade in each prerequisite course.

Current UW Bothell Students

Current UW Bothell pre-major students should submit their Admissions Application along with the following items: Personal Statement, College Transcripts, and optional items (resume/portfolio) to the front desk of Husky Hall. The Fall 2015 application deadline is April 1, 2015.

Transfer Students

Transfer applications for IMD are available online. The Fall 2015 application deadline is April 1, 2015.  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