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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: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and sculpture. The Interdisciplinary Art program prepares art students with courses in conceptual thinking, drawing, design, photography, and digital media. Advanced studio and art history courses help students to synthesize art techniques and theories.

Because Interdisciplinary Art students explore many 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, visual display designer, makeup and special effects artist, textile designer, art conservator, costume designer, theatrical set designer, cartoonist, art director, and illustrator.

Faculty in the Art program come from the fine arts and communication design fields and have exhibited and published work internationally. The Art program manages Gallery 42, a nonprofit gallery featuring exhibitions of 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 - 105Foundations of Design
ARTS - 101Introduction to Drawing
GRCT - 109Digital Applications
Semester II (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 115Visual Thinking
ARTS - 102Figure Drawing
ARTS - 145Basic Photography
Semester III (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 231Introduction to Painting
ARTS - 281World Art History: Ancient to Renaissance
ARTS - 261Introduction to Ceramics
ARTS - 124Computer Art
Semester IV (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 241Introduction to Printmaking
ARTS - 282World Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
ARTS - 394Illustration Techniques
ARTS - 251Introduction to Sculpture
Semester V (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 331Advanced Printing
ARTD - 201Computer 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, Survey of Modern Art)
Semester VI (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 205Advanced Figure Drawing
ARTS - 341Advanced Printmaking
Semester VII (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 480Interdisciplinary Art I
ARTS - 477Senior Portfolio
 Art History Elective (3 Credits)
 Writing Intensive Course/ARTS (3 credits)
Semester VIII (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 481Interdisciplinary 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 complete the University's General Education requirements 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 NumberCourse Name
ARTD - 105Foundations of Design
ARTS - 101Introduction to Drawing
GRCT - 109Digital Applications
Semester II (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 115Visual Thinking
ARTS - 145Basic Photography
Semester III (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 231Introduction to Painting
ARTS - 281World Art History: Ancient to Renaissance
ARTS - 206Intermediate Photography
Semester IV (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 490Radical Image
ARTS - 282World Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary
ARTS - 208Film Photography and Wet Processing
Semester V (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 124Computer Art
ARTS - 350Advertising and Publication Photography
ARTS - 477Photographic 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, Survey of Modern Art)
Semester VI (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 240Photojournalism
ARTS - 280History of Photography
 Art History Elective (3 Credits)
 Open Elective (3 Credits) *
Semester VII (Fall)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 473Advanced Digital Photography
ARTS - 477Senior Portfolio
ARTS - 480Interdisciplinary Art I
 Writing Intensive Course/ARTS (3 Credits)
 Open Elective (3 Credits) *
Semester VIII (Spring)
Course NumberCourse Name
ARTS - 474Advanced Photography
ARTS - 481Interdisciplinary 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)