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Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) Course Proposal

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021

UDIST Course Proposal Hiatus 2021-2022

Please note: no new proposals will be accepted for the UDIST program in Fall 2021 due to the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on UDIST programming.

Please contact the UDIST program manager, Michael Nakada ( with any questions. We anticipate the next round of submissions for new courses to have a September 2022 deadline.

Interested in applying in 2022? Check out the UDIST proposal guidelines.


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 10-11 such courses are offered each semester across both campuses (San Francisco and Oakland).

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Dominick Tracy, Associate Provost, Educational Effectiveness (Acting Dean & Chair)
Michael Nakada, Program Manager, Academic Affairs (Program Manager)