• Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures

    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


Student Access to Facilities

Student Access to Facilities—Goldsmith Campus

In order to meet program needs and accommodate work schedules, degree students may access the Goldsmith Campus facilities 24 hours a day, commencing with the first day of classes and ending on the last scheduled day of class/critique, except during holiday periods.

Facilities access is subject to the guidelines and limitations below. Any person who fails to comply with these policies will forfeit the right to 24-hour access and will not be permitted on campus from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Any student intending to access campus after 1:00 a.m. must complete the sign-in procedure at the security desk on the first floor lobby of Ahmanson Hall prior to 1:00 a.m. Students arriving on campus after 1:00a.m. will be turned away. 

To sign in, students must present the security guard with the following: (a) a valid Otis ID card, (b) first and last names,(c) anticipated work location(s), and (d) signature in the sign-in book. Once the sign-in procedure has been completed, students are permitted to move around the campus. For security purposes, however, students are required to present a valid Otis ID card upon re-entering the Ahmanson and Galef buildings. A student’s sign-in is valid only on the date on which it occurs. Students are encouraged to park on the lower levels of the parking garage after hours. The entrance gate to the parking garage is closed at 1:00 a.m., regardless of a student’s sign-in status. 

Although students may exit the parking garage at any time, students are not permitted to enter or reenter the parking garage between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. The wood shop and the metal shop are unavailable to students outside the hours posted for each shop. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to use personal power tools outside the shop areas. In the event of an emergency, the red phones located on each floor provide direct access to the security guard and may also be used to call 911.


Student Access to Facilities—Other Locations

Fashion Design, located in the California Market Center, is open Monday– Friday 7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The Graduate Fine Arts (Culver City) and Graduate Public Practice (Santa Monica) studios are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and the summer months.

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