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2021-22 Catalog 
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Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Design

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Program Eligibility

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 Architector related fields. Other associate degrees will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Official transcripts form an accredited college or university.
  • Accumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Application Process

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 related Associates degree or within thirty credits of completion of 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. See website for requirements.


Please contact Faculty Advisor or Program Manager for most updated information

Students must have a total of 60 credits of general education to be awarded the BAS degree

Course Prerequisite

Prerequisites if not part of your Associates Degree

  • Art 101 Two Dimensional Design
  • VICOM 105 Intro to Design Graphics or VICOM 165 InDesign Layout
  • 5 credits in any of the following: DRAFT, INT D, MMD and VICOM (Drafting Design, Interior Design, Multimedia Design, and Visual Communications).

General Education Requirements (60 credits)

Quantitative Skill Requirements

  • Any Math above 100

Humanities Requirements

Social Science Requirements

10 credits of any courses that meets the Social Science Distribution

Natural Science Requirements

  • 5 credits of natural science lab
  • 5 credits of any science

Additional General Education

15 credits of any transfer elective classes

Associate Degree/Related Credits (60 credits)

Applicable credits from an associate degree issued by a regionally accredited institution.

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