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Associate Dean Academic Affairs - Lena Walton, Ph.D.
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Art

Studio Concentration | Photography Concentration

Welcome to Interdisciplinary Art/Studio Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Art/Studio Arts degree incorporates several traditional art disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and sculpture. The Interdisciplinary Art degree prepares art students with courses in conceptual thinking, drawing, design, photography, and digital media. Advanced studio and art history courses help students to synthesize diverse art techniques and theories.

Since Interdisciplinary Art students explore many different techniques for creative expression, our graduates have the skills and knowledge to succeed in several art careers. Careers in the arts include Animator, Book Designer, Art Therapist, Art Teacher, Sculptor, Ceramicist, Gallery Manager, Landscape and Portrait Painter, Installation Artist, Makeup and Special Effects Artist, Textile Designer, Art Conservator, Display Designer, Costume Designer, Theatrical Set Designer, Cartoonist, Art Director, and Illustrator.

Faculty in the Art Program come from the fine art and communication design fields, and have exhibited and published work internationally. The Art Program manages Gallery 42, a non-profit gallery featuring exhibitions of both professional and student artwork and photography. For further information on the art programs at 202.274.5781, or at dvenne@udc.edu.

Bachelor's Degree in Art / Interdisciplinary Art: Studio Art

Program for 4-year degree

Semester I (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTD - 105 Foundations of Design
ARTS - 101 Introduction to Drawing
GRCT - 109Digital Applications
Semester II (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 115 Visual Thinking
ARTS - 102 Figure Drawing
ARTS - 145 Basic Photography
Semester III (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 231 Introduction to Painting
ARTS - 281 World Art History: Ancient to Renaissance
ARTS - 261 Introduction to Ceramics
ARTS - 124 Computer Art
Semester IV (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 241 Introduction to Printmaking
ARTS - 282 World Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
ARTS - 394 Illustration Techniques
ARTS - 251 Introduction to Sculpture
Semester V (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 331 Advanced Printing
ARTD - 201 Computer Illustration
  Art History Elective (3 credits: recommended - Art Appreciation, Radical Image, History of Graphic Design, History of Photography, African-American Art History, Contemporary World Art, Multicultural Traditions in American Art)
Semester VI (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 205 Advanced Figure Drawing
ARTS - 341 Advanced Printmaking
Semester VII (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 480Interdisciplinary Art I
ARTS - 477 Senior Portfolio
  Art History Elective (3 Credits)
  Writing Intensive Course/ARTS (3 credits)
Semester VIII (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 481 Interdisciplinary Art II
  Open Elective (3 Credits) *
  Open Elective (3 Credits) *
  Open Elective (2 Credits) *

*Recommended open electives are additional Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, or Photography courses

In addition to the listed studio requirements, Graphic Design students must also complete the University’s General Education Requirements, which are found below.

General Education Requirements

IGED - 110 Foundation Writing I (3 credits)
IGED - 111 Foundation Writing II (3 credits)
IGED - 210 Discovery Writing (3 credits)
IGED - 120 Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
IGED - 220 Discovery Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
IGED - 280 Discovery Civics (3 credits)
IGED - 270 Discovery Diversity (3 credits)
IGED - 260 Discovery Science & Lab (4 credits)
IGED - 140 Foundation Ethics (3 credits)
IGED - 250 Discovery Technology (3 credits)
IGED - 130 Foundation Oral Communications (3 credits)
IGED - 391 Frontier Capstone I (1 credit)
IGED - 392 Frontier Capstone II (2 credits)


Welcome to Interdisciplinary Art/Photography Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Art/Photography program is based on the premise that a solid foundation in technical skills and aesthetic awareness will help the photographer develop a personal creative style with the camera. The Interdisciplinary Art/Photography program provides students with marketable skills, increases their awareness of the history of photography and visual culture, explores both commercial and artistic applications of photography, inspires collaboration among student photographers, and serves as an artistic resource for the community.

The Interdisciplinary Art/Photography program prepares students for work as fine art photographers, commercial photographers, photojournalists, photography teachers, and as artists working with government agencies that utilize and promote photography.

Members of the Interdisciplinary Art/Photography program faculty have participated in extensive local, national, and international gallery exhibitions. Faculty members also have wide experience in commercial photography. The Interdisciplinary Art Program manages Gallery 42, a non-profit art gallery featuring exhibitions of both professional and student artwork and photography. For further information on the Interdisciplinary Art, Photography, and Design programs at UDC, please contact Professor Daniel Venne, Art Program coordinator, at 202.274.5781 or at dvenne@udc.edu. For specific assistance with the Photography concentration, please contact Professor Iwan Bagus at 202.274.7272 or at ibagus@udc.edu.

Bachelor's Degree in Art / Interdisciplinary Art: Photography

Program for 4-year degree

Semester I (Fall)
Course Number Course Name
ARTD - 105 Foundations of Design
ARTS - 101 Introduction to Drawing
GRCT - 109 Digital Applications
Semester II (Spring)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 115 Visual Thinking
ARTS - 145 Basic Photography
Semester III (Fall)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 231 Introduction to Painting
ARTS - 281 World Art History: Ancient to Renaissance
ARTS - 206 Intermediate Photography
Semester IV (Spring)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 490 Radical Image
ARTS - 282 World Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
ARTS - 208 Film Photography and Wet Processing
Semester V (Fall)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 124 Computer Art
ARTS - 350 Advertising and Publication Photography
ARTS - 477 Photographic Lighting
  Art History Elective (3 credits: recommended - Art Appreciation, History of Graphic Design, African-American Art History, Contemporary World Art, Multicultural Traditions in American Art)
Semester VI (Spring)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 240 Photojournalism
ARTS - 280 History of Photography
  Art History Elective (3 Credits)
  Open Elective (3 Credits) *
Semester VII (Fall)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 473 Advanced Digital Photography
ARTS - 477 Senior Portfolio
ARTS - 480 Interdisciplinary Art I
  Writing Intensive Course/ARTS (3 Credits)
  Open Elective (3 Credits) *
Semester VIII (Spring)
Course Number Course Name
ARTS - 474 Advanced Photography
ARTS - 481 Interdisciplinary Art II
  Open Elective (3 Credits) *
  Open Elective (2 Credits) *

*Recommended open electives are additional Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, or Photography courses

In addition to the listed studio requirements, Graphic Design students must also complete the University's General Education Requirements, which are found below.

General Education Requirements

IGED - 110 Foundation Writing I (3 credits)
IGED - 111 Foundation Writing II (3 credits)
IGED - 210 Discovery Writing (3 credits)
IGED - 120 Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
IGED - 220 Discovery Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
IGED - 280 Discovery Civics (3 credits)
IGED - 270 Discovery Diversity (3 credits)
IGED - 260 Discovery Science & Lab (4 credits)
IGED - 140 Foundation Ethics (3 credits)
IGED - 250 Discovery Technology (3 credits)
IGED - 130 Foundation Oral Communications (3 credits)
IGED - 391 Frontier Capstone I (1 credit)
IGED - 392 Frontier Capstone II (2 credits)