Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Continuing Education Course



Logos, Symbols & Letterforms (blended course)


This professionally oriented course focuses on what might be considered the essence of visual communications -- the symbol. Through weekly slide lectures and assignments, students explore a wide variety of considerations involved in developing effective iconography, from reductive corporate logos to more complex logotypes. This course covers such areas as elements of a successful logo, design stationery systems, selecting identity colors, and creating customized letterforms and fonts for logotype or title use. Students can produce their assignments using their own computer or by traditional methods discussed in class. This course is presented in a ten-week blended format including two face-to-face meetings, week 6 and week 10, and eight online meetings. All face-to-face class meetings are held at Otis College. The course’s online modules can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Material will be uploaded on Sunday evenings 11:59pm (beginning 2/5/17). Login information will be emailed following student's registration. Enrollment deadline: Monday, 2/6.

Prerequisite: XGRD5029 Typography I

First class materials: Operating system requirements: MAC Users - OS X Snow Leopard or higher; PC Users - Windows XP or Higher

On-Campus Meetings:
Saturday, 3/13 1:30-4:30pm
Saturday, 4/22 1:30-4:30pm

Course Details
Course Code: XGRD5016
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Graphic Design
Instructor: Lorna Turner
Meeting Day(s): Online
Meeting Time(s): TBA
Meeting Date(s): February 06, 2017  -  April 22, 2017
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: 3/23/17
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Online and Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15227 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 15228 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 15229 $1370 Add to Cart
14 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual adult courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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