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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Digital Media Careers

By providing a fundamental understanding of digital tools and their creative applications, Digital Media prepares students to meet the demands of a diverse and expanding job market. Through lectures and hands-on sessions, leaders from the film, television, broadcast advertising, visual effects and video gaming industries guide students in their development.

Entry-Level Positions:

  Motion Graphics (Concept Artist / Storyboard Artist / Designer / Modeler / Animator)

2D Animation (Concept Artist /  Character Designer / Production Designer / Layout Artist / Background Painter / Storyboard Artist / In-Betweener / Animator)

3D Animation (Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist /  Layout Artist / Background Painter /  Pre-visualization Designer / Modeler / Rigger / Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

Visual Effects (Storyboard Artist / Animatic Design & Production / Rotoscope Artist / Background Artist /  Match Mover / Modeler / Animator / Effects Animator / Compositor)

Electronic Gaming (Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Background Artist / Modeler / Rigger /  Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

Web (Designer / After Effects Animator / Flash Animator)

Film/Television Production (Production Assistant  / Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist / Pre-visualization Design & Production)

Television Commercial Production (Production Assistant / Concept Artist / Character Designer / Production Designer / Storyboard Artist / Pre-visualization Design & Production / Assistant to the Director / Modeler / Rigger / Texture Artist / Animator / Lighter)

Selected employers include:

Motion Graphics
Blind Visual Propaganda
Brand New School
Motion Theory
Imaginary Forces
Scott Miller Design
Big Machine
Via Worldwide
The Famous Group
Three Legged Legs

2D Animation
ka-chew! (Klasky Csupo)
Hornet Animation

3D Animation
Digital Domain
Tiger Hare Productions
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Blue Sky Studios                
Sony Imageworks
Weta Digital
Dreamworks Animation
Image Metrics

Digital Compositing/Visual Effects
New Deal Studios
Sony Imageworks
Industrial Light & Magic
Look Effects


Electronic Gaming
Blizzard Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Konami Entertainment
Knowledge Adventure

City Explorer TV

Film/Television Production
ABC Family Channel
Aspect Ratio (film trailers)
Fox Sports Net
Prologue Films (title design)
Lightstorm Entertainment
Cartoon Network
Zoic Studios
CBS Digital
Mike Young Productions

Television Commercial Production
Johnson & Murphy Advertising
Rezn8 Productions

Multimedia, etc.
McCartney Multimedia
Apple Computer
Visual Effects Society