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  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

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    10455 JEFFERSON BLVD.
    CULVER CITY, CA 90232
  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Paradise Garage.

    Thursday, October 9th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     
  • Jennifer Moon

    Oct 14| Lectures
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    Artist, Adventurer, and Revolutionary 

    Phoenix Rising, Part 2: Eros vs. Agape is on view now in Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum through Sept. 7th! 

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Certificate Programs

Continuing Education - Certificate Programs

Develop or augment your career or enhance your
existing art or design skills.

  1. Art Education Certificate
          Description | Courses

  2. Digital Media Arts Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  3. Fashion Design Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  4. Fine Arts Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  5. Graphic Design Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  6. Interior Design Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  7. Lighting Design
          Description | Courses

  8. Photography Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  9. Product Design Certificate Program
          Description | Courses

  10. Textile/Surface Design Certificate Program
          Description | Courses


Certificate Programs

  1. Art Education Certificate
    The Art Education Certificate program is a sequence of 10 courses, providing intensive study in art education for individuals who already hold a BA, BFA, MA, or MFA in Fine Art / Design / Media Art. Offered in collaboration with Otis’ Artist, Community and Teaching (ACT) Program, the certificate program offers two tracks to choose from. The Teacher Credential Preparation Track is designed to prepare individuals who wish to obtain the California Single Subject in Art Teaching Credential needed to teach in California grades K-12 public schools, by fulfilling the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing Subject Matter in Art requirements. The Teaching Artist Track is designed to prepare students for positions that do not require a credential such as teaching artist in K-12 public or private schools, artists in residence programs, correctional facilities, museum education departments, non-profit arts organizations, etc. (SOC-25-3099*)

    The Ten Course Sequence:
    • 2 Foundation courses
    • 2 Core courses
    • 6 Elective courses

    Estimated Program Cost:

    Teacher Credential Preparation Track

    The following required courses must be taken for college credit in order to qualify for a CSET waiver. Courses are offered concurrently with the Otis BFA program and are typically scheduled during the day at the discretion of BFA administration:

    XAED212 Teaching for Learning I 3.0
    XAED312 History of Aesthetics 3.0
    XAED336 Teaching Internship 2.0
    XAED412 Teaching for Learning II 3.0

    Required Courses taken through Continuing Education:
    Studio Electives 6.0

    Chosen through advisement with ACT Director based on CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing Subject Matter in Art Competency Requirements.
    Total Credits: 17.0

    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $20,740
    Fees: $195
    Supplies & Books: $1600
    Total: $22,710

    Teaching Artist Track

    The following required courses are offered concurrently with the Otis BFA program and are typically scheduled during the day at the discretion of BFA administration:

    XAED212 Teaching for Learning I 3.0
    XAED245 Community Arts in LA 2.0
    XAED335 Community Arts Internship 2.0
    XAED412 Teaching for Learning II 3.0

    Required Courses taken through Continuing Education:
    Studio Electives 6.0

    Can be taken in the BFA program (with instructor’s approval) or Continuing Education. ACT Special Topics courses and CE Media Arts for Educators Certificate courses are highly recommended studio electives.
    Total Credits: 16.0
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $5,140
    Fees: $195
    Supplies & Books: $1600
    Total: $7,110

  2. Digital Media Arts Certificate Program
    The Digital Media Arts Certificate program is a sequence of 18 courses, providing intensive study in media arts for individuals who are beginning a new career, making a career change, or seeking to enhance their existing art, design, or teaching skills. The program combines the theoretical study of digital media with the acquisition of technical knowledge. The program intends to prepare students to enter and be competitive in the below digital media arts fields, or to augment their current design practices and experience in: • Animation • Digital Imaging and Illustration • Digital Media Arts Education • Motion Graphics • Video Editing • Web Design.

    Students use software applications most commonly used by design professionals. Practical training leads to the development of a professional portfolio. All digital courses are taught hands-on in the computer lab, and include additional lab time on a sign-up basis at no additional cost.

    Foundation Courses (4)
    XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
    XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2D Design
    XDMA9011 Introduction to Digital Design

    Core (3)
    XDMA9009 Digital Imaging I: Photoshop
    XDMA9121 Digital Drawing & Illustration I: Illustrator
    XDMA9122 Media Literacy (online course)

    Electives (2)
    To be selected from tracks other than student’s primary specialization or from the Graphic Design or Illustration disciplines.
    Specialization Tracks (9): Students specialize in one area and take courses as listed.

    Estimated Program Cost:

    Animation (SOC 27-1014):
    XDWG1014 Life Drawing
    XILU6300 Character Design for Animation and Cartooning
    XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
    XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
    XDMA9146 2D Animation Principles
    XDMA9147 2D Animation: Flash
    XDMA9148 3D Animation Principles
    XDMA9149 3D Animation: Maya
    XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,669
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,195

    Digital Imaging & Illustration (SOC 27-1014)
    XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
    XDWG1014 Life Drawing
    XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
    XILU5020 Quick Sketch Techniques
    XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
    XDMA9137 Digital Imaging III: Photoshop
    XDMA9221 Digital Drawing & Illustration II: Illustrator
    XDMA9222 Digital Media Arts: Advanced Projects
    XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,389
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $12,915

    Digital Media Arts Education (SOC 25-3099)
    XDMA9157 Media Arts Tools
    XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
    XPHO2600 Digital Photography
    XDMA9159 Time-Based Media
    XDMA9160 Design Based Learning
    XDMA9161 Managing the Media Arts Studio
    XDMA9162 Assessment Strategies
    XDMA9163 Curriculum Development
    XDMA9164 Creating the Digital Portfolio
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10, 949
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,475

    Motion Graphics (SOC 27-1014)
    XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
    XGRD5029 Typography I
    XGRD5030 Typography II
    XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
    XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
    XDMA9142 Motion Graphics I
    XDMA9143 Motion Graphics II
    XDMA9144 Editing I
    XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,389
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $12,915

    Video Editing (SOC 27-4032)
    XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
    XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
    XDMA9151 Production: Camera, Lighting, & Sound
    XDMA9152 Editing I
    XDMA9153 Editing II
    XDMA9154 Sound Editing
    XDMA9155 Motion Graphics I
    XDMA9156 Editing III
    XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $11,229
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,755
    Web Design (SOC 15-1134)

    XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
    XGRD5029 Typography I
    XDMA9135 From Idea to Launch: Web Design & Strategy
    XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
    XDMA9138 Flash I
    XDMA9139 Web Design I
    XDMA9140 Web Design II
    XDMA9141 Web Design III
    XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,949
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,475

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  3. Fashion Design Certificate Program
    The Fashion Design Certificate Program is intended for individuals beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the fashion industry as a fashion designer (SOC 27-1022), designer’s assistant (SOC 27-1022), or patternmaker (SOC 51-6092). The program meets the professional industry standards outlined by Otis School of Fashion Design, the leading educational program nationwide.

    Study begins with the development of an understanding of design in dress and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical manufacturing requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio.

    The 18 Course Sequence:

    • 4 Foundation courses
    XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
    XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2-Dimensional Design
    XDWG1014 Life Drawing

    • 12 Core courses
    XFSH3000 Introduction to Fashion
    XFSH3201 History of Costume
    XFSH3001 Introduction to Apparel Construction
    XFSH3028 Figure Drawing for Fashion
    XFSH3056 Fashion Illustration
    XFSH3019 Sewing I
    XFSH3014 Draping I
    XFSH3015 Patternmaking I
    XFSH3126 Textiles for Fashion
    XFSH4031 Digital Design for Fashion
    XFSH3132 Design Studio
    XFSH5500 Final Project: Designing and Marketing a Fashion Line
    • 2 Elective courses

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $8,020
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,400
    Total: $10,946

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  4. Fine Arts Certificate Program
    The Fine Arts Certificate Program provides an introduction to the fundamentals of fine arts as a vehicle for creative self-expression. Taken together, these courses provide an overview of the concepts, language and skills of fine art practice. A strong emphasis is placed on enabling students to develop their personal artistic vision. That vision is facilitated by a close working relationship between faculty and students. This program is designed to prepare students as fine artists including painters, sculptors, and printmakers (SOC 27-1013).

    The program includes the six core courses outlined below, plus two elective courses. Advisors are available to help students choose elective courses from the Continuing Education catalog. Additional courses are also available for students who wish to pursue their interests beyond the Certificate program.

    The Eight Course Sequence
    • 6 Core Courses
    XARH1026 The Critical Eye: Understanding Art
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
    XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition
    XPTG1128 Introduction to Painting
    XPHO2010 Introduction to Photography
    XSCP1609 Introduction to Sculpture
    • 2 Elective Courses

    Students may select one-unit courses from the Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Photography programs to fulfill elective credit.

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $3,440
    Fees: $156
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $5,771

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  5. Graphic Design Certificate Program
    The Graphic Design Certificate Program is designed for individuals who are developing a new career, augmenting a current career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to meet the needs of the graphic design industry. Programs stress creative problem-solving and provide intensive practical training. All courses are taught by professional designers and fine artists. The program is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a graphic designer or production artist (SOC 27-1024).

    The 16 Course Sequence

    • 12 Core courses
    XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
    XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
    XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2-D Design
    XDMA9011 Introduction to Digital Design
    XGRD5026 Digital Print Production
    XGRD5029 Typography I
    XGRD5030 Typography II
    XILU5020 Quick Sketch Techniques
    XILU5019 Storyboarding for Entertainment and Design
    XGRD5016 Logos, Letterforms, and Symbols
    XGRD5500 Final Portfolio

    • 4 Electives courses
    Students may select full-unit courses from the Digital Media Arts program to receive elective credit.

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $8,560
    Fees: $312
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $11, 047

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  6. Interior Design Certificate Program
    The Interior Design Certificate Program is intended for individuals beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to meet the professional industry standards. Study begins with the development of an understanding of foundational design theory and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical interior design requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio. The program is intended to prepare students for an entry level position as an interior designer or decorator (SOC 27-1025).

    The 18 Course Sequence

    • 4 Foundation Courses
    XDWG1001 Drawing and Composition
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
    XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2-Dimensional Design
    XINT3000 Fundamentals of 3-Dimensional Design

    • 12 Core Courses
    XINT7010 Introduction to Interior Design
    XINT7200 Drafting I
    XINT7300 Design Studio I
    XINT7016 Perspective Drawing
    XINT7017 Surface Materials & Presentation Techniques
    XINT7205 Autocad for Interior Design
    XINT7201 Drafting II
    XINT7301 Design Studio II
    XINT7012 History of Interior Design and Furniture
    XINT7040 Space Planning
    XINT7060 Interior Lighting Design
    XINT7302 Design Studio III

    • 2 Electives
    Students may select full-unit courses from the Lighting Design Certificate program to receive elective credit.

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $8,020
    Fees: $312
    Supplies & Books: $2,200
    Total: $10,746

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  7. Lighting Design
    The Lighting Design Certificate program provides intensive study in lighting design for individuals who are beginning a new career, making a career change, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills in a related field. The program combines the theoretical study of lighting conditions and effects with the acquisition of technical skills about the design of lighting systems in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The program intends to prepare students to enter and be competitive in the field of lighting design (SOC 27-1025) or to augment their current design practices and experience.

    Students must complete the three prerequisite courses prior to beginning the core courses, or have equivalent knowledge.

    The Course Sequence

    Prerequisite courses (3)
    XINT7200 Drafting I
    XINT7201 Drafting II
    XINT7205 AutoCad for Interior Design

    Core Courses (5)
    XALI362 Lighting Fundamentals
    XALI364 Light, Health, and Global Responsibility
    XALI471 Advanced Lighting Design
    XALI472 Luminaire and Control Technologies
    XALI474 Lighting Internship

    Estimated Program Cost
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $4,770 ($3,200 without prerequisites)
    Fees: $156
    Supplies & Books: $1,000
    Total: $6,101 ($4,531 without prerequisites)

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend. For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  8. Photography Certificate Program
    The Photography Certificate Program offers training in the technical and creative skills necessary to enter both the commercial and fine art fields of photography (SOC 27-4021). Entry-level positions, such as an assistant in the studio, gallery, or academic environment are possible after finishing this program.

    Students are also prepared to start freelance work with the knowledge of cameras, lighting, aesthetics, printing, editing, promotion, and presentation formats needed for their specialized area of photography.

    10 Course Sequence
    • 5 Core courses
    • 5 Electives courses

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $4,580
    Registration/Insurance Fees: $195
    Lab Fees: $315
    Supplies & Books: $2,300
    Total: $7,565

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend. For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.

  9. Product Design Certificate Program
    Product Design Certificate Program is a sequence of 18 courses intended for individuals beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to meet professional industry standards. Study begins with the development of an understanding of foundational design theory and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical product design requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio. The program is intended to prepare students for an entry-level position as a product designer (SOC 27-1021*).

    The 18 Course Sequence

    • 4 Foundation Courses
    Drawing and Composition
    Introduction to Product Design
    Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design
    Introduction to Digital Design

    • 12 Core Courses
    Perspective Drawing
    Product Design Studio I: Small Hardgoods
    3-Dimensional Design and Composition
    Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling
    Visual Communication I
    Product Design Studio II: Large Hardgoods
    Intermediate 3D Digital Modeling
    Sculpting and Quick Mock Up Construction Techniques I
    Visual Communications II
    Product Design Studio III: Softgoods
    Advanced 3D Digital Modeling
    Model Making: Advanced Materials and Construction Techniques II
    Professional Practices: Design Your Future

    • 2 Electives

    Estimated Total Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $9,140
    Fees: $351
    Supplies and
    Books: $2,600
    Total: $12,266

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development are welcome to attend.

    * Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code Location:

  10. Textile/Surface Design Certificate Program
    The Textile/Surface Design Certificate Program offers training in the technical and creative skills required to begin a career in the textile/surface design field as a colorist, repeat artist, designer, or stylist.

    This comprehensive program of study has been designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a textile production artist (SOC 51-6099) as it relates to areas of applied design including home furnishings, fashion apparel, wall coverings, floor coverings, decorative papers, and greeting cards.

    The 8 Course Sequence
    • 2 Prerequisite Courses
    XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2-Dimensional Design
    XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design

    • 6 Core Courses
    XSRF4012 Textile/Surface Design IA
    XSRF4016 Textile/Surface Design IB
    XSRF4018 Textile/Surface Design IIA
    XSRF4020 Textile/Surface Design IIB
    XSRF4024 Textile/Surface Design IIIA
    XSRF4026 Textile/Surface Design IIIB

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $3,440
    Registration/Insurance Fees: $156
    Supplies & Books: $1,500
    Total: $5,271

    Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

    For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.