• Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!


    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on


E-Portfolio Excellence Award

OUR 2017

These O-Space Learning ePortfolios tell each student's unique Otis College story!

2016/2017 Learning ePortfolio Award Winners

  • There were 34 submissions!

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Submission Deadline for Spring 2018:

March 16, 2018

Award Submission Instructions:

  1. Log into O-Space
  2. Go to "My Communities" and select "FIND"
  3. Search for Otis ePortfolio Excellence Award Group
  4. Select "View"
  5. Select "Enroll"
  6. Submit your entire Learning e-Portfolio to the Excellence Award 2018.

Submission instructions to upload Learning e-Portfolio. 

Award Description:

Transcripts, resumes, and professional e-portfolios aren’t the only way to present a record of college learning and experiences. The Otis College Learning ePortfolio Excellence Award encourages students to think deliberately about how their e-portfolio can best demonstrate the value of their education.
E-Portfolios will be recognized based on the quality of students’ presentation of their academic, co-curricular, personal learning experiences, and accomplishments along with the e-portfolios’ creativity and individuality as showcased on the O-Space ePortfolio platform. The award celebrates learning and the successful integration of academics, student life, and technology. It challenges students to develop and personalize their portfolios in unique ways. 


  • Grand Prize Winner at the Junior/Senior level: $300
  • Excellence Award at the Sophomore/Foundation level: $200
  • Honorable Mention: $100

+ All winners will be showcased on the Otis College website and receive a badge for publication on their Learning ePortfolio. Winners will also be acknowledged during the Otis College Awards Banquet in April.

Submission Criteria:

Before submitting, make sure to:

  • Include Academic Coursework, Co-Curricular Activities, and Personal Accomplishments at Otis College whenever possible
  • Delete blank or unused pages
  • Caption media so audience has context (who created + what it is + why on page)
  • Format text for readability

Judging Criteria:

Learning ePortfolios will be judged based on excellence in showcasing Academic, Co-Curricular and Personal Accomplishments:
  • Inlcusion of Academic Coursework
  • Posting Involvement in Student Life at Otis College 
  • Effectively Using ePortfolio Technology
  • Showcases Creativity and Individuality
  • Includes Quality Reflections Documenting Learning Experience
  • E-Portfolio Sets a Good Example for Other Students

Award Recipients will be selected by April 1, 2018 


The  e-Portfolio Award Committee includes peer mentor students as well as staff and faculty from:

  • Artists, Community, and Teaching
  • Communication Arts
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Library
  • Provost
  • Student Housing

    Congratulate Last Year's Winners!

    2015/2016 Learning ePortfolio Award Winners


    Otis College is indepted to G. Alex Ambrose, Ph.D., Associate Program Director of the Notre Dame ePortfolio Engagement Program and Professor of Practice & Institute for Educational Initiatives Fellow at the Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning at University of Notre Dame for their pioneering work in the area of e-Portfolio Excellence Awards. With permission, we adapted some of their language and ideas for this Otis College project.

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