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International Academy of Design and Technology – Seattle

Creative teachers inspire creative students. At the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT), our faculty consists of experienced professionals from the design and technology fields who know firsthand what it takes to succeed. Our curriculum is designed around the current, demand for real-world knowledge, taught by skilled professionals, and it is continually updated to reflect the changing needs of the global marketplace.

IADT’s Career Services Department is there for students every step of their journey. As a student and after you graduate, you’ll have access to full and part-time opportunities through our online career fairs, on-site employer visits, and student portal. Our network of industry relationships and assistance with your resume, interviewing techniques, and networking skills are all focused on your success.

IADT’s knowledgeable Student Finance staff can assist you through the financial aid application process, whether you are applying for a student loan, a federal grant or other financial assistance. Tuition planning assistance is available to all students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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645 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188

Classes are available in 11 areas:


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Production

The Academy offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Digital Media Production. This exciting program offers students the opportunity to enter into the expanding field of Digital Media in a hands-on environment with career-specific classes. You can develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed as a media specialist, multimedia developer, web designer, audio/video engineer, digital media authoring specialist or streaming media specialist. With such a wide range of career opportunities for graduates who can complete their bachelor’s degree in as little as three years, it’s no wonder the Academy’s Digital Media Production program is in-demand.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

We offer both an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. Our goal is to encourage students to develop their creative talents, so they can become innovative designers in the field. This Fashion Design program focuses on techniques of fine craftsmanship, consumer-based needs, and business awareness. At the Academy, our curriculum is comprised of an intense set of fashion design courses that can help students gain the skills they need to earn their degree in fashion design. In order for our students to be successful in their pursuit of a career in fashion design, we provide hands-on training using textile equipment, industrial machines, cutting tables, and dress forms.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design

We offer both an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. Our goal is to encourage students to develop their creative talents, so they can become innovative designers in the field. This Fashion Design program focuses on techniques of fine craftsmanship, consumer-based needs, and business awareness. At the Academy, our curriculum is comprised of an intense set of fashion design courses that can help students gain the skills they need to earn their degree in fashion design. In order for our students to be successful in their pursuit of a career in fashion design, we provide hands-on training using textile equipment, industrial machines, cutting tables, and dress forms.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Merchandising

If your goal is a career in fashion, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Fashion Merchandising at the Academy can help get you there. As a student, you can learn about business, marketing, management and sales principles used within the fashion industry as a means of developing concepts and refining merchandising skills.

The career-focused curriculum in our Fashion Merchandising degree program can help you develop competent multitasking skills, as well as integrate conceptual and creative abilities with technical and sound business practices that can help prepare you for a professional career in the fashion industry. Entrepreneurship, global sourcing and international business are explored as you learn to develop business plans that utilize current technologies to create competitive marketing strategies.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Fashion Merchandising is designed to help prepare students for entry-level positions in the fashion merchandising and retail industries. Business, marketing, management and sales principles used within the fashion industry are presented throughout the curriculum as a means of developing concepts and refining merchandising skills.

Through coursework in Fashion Design principles, Pattern Drafting, Clothing Construction, and Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior, students can learn the keys to fashion merchandising. As a graduate, you should be able to discuss management issues within the fashion retail industry, identify trends in the marketplace, sketch ideas for clothing designs and give examples of effective merchandise displays. With a hands-on internship and professional portfolio, you can feel confident entering the fashion merchandising career field.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at the Academy offers students the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in web design, digital photography, promotional design, corporate design strategies, digital prepress and advertising design. Have you been thinking about Graphic Design training? Join us at the Academy, where you will be encouraged to realize your potential with inspiration from visiting designers, retailers and artisans with local and/or international reputations.

Our Graphic Design degree program allows students to examine corporate design strategies, promotional design tactics, advertising principles, and graphic theories that can be used to enhance the development of professional design skills.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

The Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Interior Design offered at the Academy are designed to prepare students for a creative and fulfilling career as professional Interior Designers. With a degree in Interior Design from the Academy, you can help others enhance the function and quality of their interior spaces while maintaining the architectural integrity of the structure. You will have the opportunity to examine how interiors designed with innovative ideas can influence the human reaction to a space. Our class sizes are small so you can get the most from your courses. The limited class sizes in our Interior Design Program encourage the development of solid interior design skills and an understanding of the fundamentals.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Production

The modern game design and production industry requires industry-current skills that keep pace with the latest technology. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, students in our game design and production programs can develop their knowledge of asset development and integration, game play, team collaboration, written and verbal communication, and business operations.

Our students are led by instructors with real-world experience in the game industry. Their insights and perspectives can help students understand the integration of theory, process, and digital assets as they work towards completing a digital portfolio of their work.

Associate of Applied Science in Web Design &Development

The Web has become an integral part of our daily lives and plays an increasingly vital role in the modern business world. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, our Web design and development programs focus on helping students learn skills in diverse areas, from designing websites and other interactive media projects to programming and using content management systems.

Students in IADT’s Web design and development classes will have opportunities to learn about essential topics such as search engine optimization, human-computer interaction and client-side scripting development. Studying with instructors who are experienced web professionals, they can learn the skills needed to design and develop effective interactive projects.

Bachelor of Science in Web Design &Development

The Web has become an integral part of our daily lives and plays an increasingly vital role in the modern business world. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, our Web design and development programs focus on helping students learn skills in diverse areas, from designing websites and other interactive media projects to programming and using content management systems.

Students in IADT’s Web design and development classes will have opportunities to learn about essential topics such as search engine optimization, human-computer interaction and client-side scripting development. Studying with instructors who are experienced web professionals, they can learn the skills needed to design and develop effective interactive projects.

Bachelor of Science in Animation Technology

Create and produce animated works – Animation – Special FX – Motion Graphics

In IADT’s Bachelor’s program in Animation Technology, you can work your way up to advanced artistic, conceptual, and technical skills needed to create and produce short animated projects. We’ll start you off with a strong foundation of traditional drawing and design related to the three core animation disciplines – Special FX, Animation, and Motion Graphics. Moving forward, you’ll have the opportunity to focus in depth on one of those disciplines and develop a thesis project, working closely with a mentor who will coach you throughout the production process. Our ultimate goal is to teach you to blend traditional animation principles with industry-relevant technology and software such as Autodesk Maya, in preparation for opportunities in the growing animation industry. All software and books are included in tuition for this dynamic degree program.

Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures. IADT cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states.

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