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  • Marissa Johnen

     

    Current Setup

     
    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
     
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event
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  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education
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    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event
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    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event
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    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.

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

    Teaching Artist Track
    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.

    Estimated Program Cost:

    Animation (SOC 27-1014):
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,669
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,195

    Digital Imaging & Illustration (SOC 27-1014)
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,389
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $12,915

    Digital Media Arts Education (SOC 25-3099)
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10, 949
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,475

    Motion Graphics (SOC 27-1014)
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $10,389
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $12,915

    Video Editing (SOC 27-4032)
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $11,229
    Fees: $351
    Supplies & Books: $2,000
    Total: $13,755

    Web Design (SOC 15-1134)
    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
    • 12 Core courses
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 12 Core Courses
    • 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 following three courses prior to beginning the core courses, or have equivalent knowledge:

    The Nine Course Sequence:
    • 3 Pre-requisites
    • 6 Core courses

    Estimated Program Cost:
    Certificate Application: $175
    Tuition: $5,410 ($3, 840 without prerequisites)
    Fees: $156
    Supplies & Books: $1,000
    Total: $6,741 ($5, 171 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
    • 12 Core Courses
    • 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
    • 6 Core Courses

    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.