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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42

From Debate to Create

Imagine a world where creative artists advocate and educate to improve or eliminate such global issues as hunger, war, and poverty, or better yet, advocate for cultural participation in world affairs at the United Nations. In this course, artists and arts advocates develop creative proposals through socially engaged multi-disciplinary performance pieces about social issues such as those being addressed in the Model UN (The Model UN Program simulates activities in the General Assembly of the United Nations at colleges throughout the world). The goal of the course is to provide a context for artists to demonstrate the importance of the arts in solving conflicts. In a culminating, celebratory day of debate and performance, artists and audience come together to examine these creative proposals, through a structure of debate, caucus, collaboration, presentation, and voting. Course includes a special guest lecture. Course participants may also have an opportunity to take part in the Model UN at a university in Southern California in 2014.

Prerequisite: None (recommended for artists of all disciplines)

First class materials: $20 lab fee payable to instructor at first class meeting (Covers snack and meal during culminating debate and performance event)

Meets Weds., 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20; plus one Sat., 12/7, from 1:00-9:00pm

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 7
Credit Hours: NC
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