Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio


Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) courses offer opportunities for undergraduate students and instructors to generate interdisciplinary theories, practices, and works within a studio-based format.

This required part of the undergraduate curriculum is designed to support the strategic goals and values of the college, including cultivating diversity, engaging within the community, fostering excellence, and working toward sustainability.

Interdisciplinary studios cross disciplines in technique, approach, and content; ideally, they also allow for collaborative learning opportunities. Ultimately, the courses offer opportunities for students from different majors to approach a theme from within the bounds of their own medium.

These required studio courses allow students to work in an interdisciplinary manner with peers from other programs while at the point in their education where they have developed media and disciplinary expertise in their respective majors.

In recent years artists, architects, designers, writers and scientists have taught UDIST courses

Approximately 10-12 such courses are offered on each campus (San Francisco and Oakland) each semester. In recent years artists, architects, designers, writers, and scientists have taught UDIST courses.

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UDIST Course Proposal

Interested in submitting a course proposal? Please follow the link for detailed instructions and proposal guidelines prior to submitting your proposal application.

Submit an application 

Choose the relevant application, create a user account, and submit.

Deadline to apply is October 30.

Considering having your UDIST course included as part of the ENGAGE curriculum. See ENGAGE at CCA to learn more.