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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Thesis I/II

Thesis I/II
LIBS784/785

 

Thesis I

LIBS784   3 credits

A two-semester writing project that situates the student’s final art project within contemporary criticism in a publishable text. Students will build a Case Study using their own work, exploring the applicable modes of perception and assessment according to critical paradigms. In the first semester, students will focus on defining and documenting their project, doing research on related artists’ works or theories, and identifying critical themes, areas for investigation. An outline and a first draft will be expected by the end of the first semester.

 

Thesis II

LIBS785   3 credits

In the second semester students will focus on refining their positions, redrafts and final edits. By the end of the term students will complete their thesis of 25 pages. It will include current and historical references, a case study of each student’s project, and a critical analysis that includes multiple kinds of data. The intervention of this written capstone project is to provide evidence that the student is able to articulate his/her intentions in the context of contemporary art practices.