Interactive Media Design Student Forms & Resources


The Interactive Media Design program has been permanently suspended and no longer accepts applications for admission. Students currently in the major are not affected. Contact the IMD academic advisor if you have questions.


  • BIMD 498/499 Registration Request. Once you have discussed your research or independent study plans with your instructor, fill out this form to request registration for the credit. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
  • IMD Major Petition
    • Use this form to request a substitution for a major requirement. You must submit a syllabus, a detailed letter from your instructor, or a similar document that thoroughly explains the content of the course. For General Education requirements (Writing, Diversity, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences), contact your advisor instead of submitting a petition.
    • Please allow up to two weeks for processing. Forms are not processed during inter-quarter breaks. Petitions made near the end of a quarter may take longer to receive a response.

Funding information

  • Students can use financial aid to pay for laptops and software, and can complete a Revision Request for Additional Expenses to pay for the purchase of a computer once per academic career up to $2,200.
  • Refurbished Laptops can be purchased online via Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store at a significant discount.
  • Other retailers may offer price matching or higher discounts.
  • When purchasing from other retailers make sure to ask for a student discount.

Required hardware

Effective starting Autumn 2021 quarter, the Interactive Media Design (IMD) hardware requirements have changed. All students enrolled in the Interactive Media Design (IMD) program are required to have a Windows or Apple laptop to use in classes and for their studies. IMD recommends the following minimum laptop specifications:

MacBook Pro recommendation

  • Operating System: MacOS Catalina +
  • Processor: Intel or M1 (2019-Newer)
  • RAM: 16GB RAM +
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD +
  • Graphics Card: Integrated GPU or Discrete GPU

Windows Laptop recommendation

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64Bit) or Windows 11
  • Processor: (Such As) Intel – i9/i7/i5 10th Gen or AMD Ryzen 3000 or Newer Processer
  • RAM: 16GB RAM +
  • Hard Drive: 512GB SSD +
  • Graphics Card: (Such As) Radeon or NVIDIA GPU with 4GB or more VRAM

UW Bothell highly recommends students purchase a warranty with their computer.

Required software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is required for students in this program. This program is a monthly/yearly cost. Discounted versions of Adobe can be purchased online or in person from the University Bookstore.
    • Other retailers may offer price matching or higher discounts.
    • Be careful when purchasing Adobe CC from auction sites and other discount retailers as software could be counterfeit.

Additional recommended software (free)