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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

    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


    Design Week June 21-27, 2015




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




Graduate Public Practice Radar

Apr 25, 2015
Graduate Public Practice
2014-15 Program Faculty, Distinguished Visitors and Mentors This year we are also introducing a Resident Fellows program to welcome international writers, artists, and curators to join us for purposes of their own scholarship. Fellows this year included Gretchen Coombs, scholar from Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia, who is producing a book on social practices; [more]
Apr 25, 2015
Graduate Public Practice
NEWSLETTER BANNER FINALLast year a program review by Grant Kester of UC San Diego and Ted Purves of California College of the Arts provided us with the opportunity to capture and reflect on seven years of the program’s history. Their responses were enthusiastic and we look forward to implementing their suggestions in our curriculum. We are excited [more]
Apr 1, 2015
Graduate Public Practice
STUDENT_CarolZou  What do students in the Otis MFA Public Practice have time to do while completing their MFA? While in the program developing their skill sets and social practice oriented work in a variety of interests such as institutional diversity, ecology, womens rights etc.; students are maintaining a presence in the field including major installations [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
ANTELOPE-VALLEY-PROJECT_ORIGINALTEAM ANTELOPE VALLEY PROJECT: Amy Sanchez, Laurie Peake (Metabolic Studio Fellow), Tracee Johnson (Graduate Teaching Fellow), Misael Diaz (Cognate Collective with Amy Sanchez), Suzanne Lacy (Program Chair) and Robin Gilliam (Project Manager) Our first year project takes place this year in Antelope Valley, with a partnership between the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the [more]
Aug 28, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
1391925_10202446166375567_600998249_nBy Victor Albarracin Public Faculty is a series of works produced since 2008 by Dutch artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk as a way to “engage in collective learning through a process of knowledge exchange within the context of a certain place.” These certain places have included a park in Skopje, Macedonia; a bad reputed square in [more]
Jul 30, 2014
Graduate Public Practice
Camino Verde community, Tijuana.  Photo courtesy of Bill Kelley Jr.Tijauana Project FALL 2013 COURSES Production Studio I          Tijuana Project          Bill Kelley Jr Production Studio I          Tijuana Project          Misael Diaz – Cognate Collective Production Studio I          Tijuana Project          Tamarind Rossetti – Teaching Fellowship History and Strategies                                           Karen Moss Production Studio III       Thesis Development    Dana Duff Production Studio III       Thesis Development    Renee Petropolous Production [more]