Events
  • 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 sydney.aubert@gmail.com 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 www.breweryartwalk.com for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event
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    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 otisradio.tumblr.com

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

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.

    Listen: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

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Local & Regional Field Trip Policy

LOCAL AND REGIONAL FIELD TRIP POLICY

The Local and Regional Field Trip Policy covers local field trips, local overnight field trips, and short regional overnight field trips in the U.S.  This policy also applies to courses with regular off-campus meetings at museums, field sites, or other destinations.  Student Affairs outings are exempt from this policy.

POLICY

In order to ensure that field trips fall within the scope of a course’s and the College’s mission and that student safety issues are fully addressed, field trips must be authorized in advance and be fully documented through the on-time submission of the forms listed below.  All field trips must be led by a faculty or staff member, and student participants must adhere to field trip guidelines.  Leader responsibilities and guidelines for students are described below. The entire policy PDF version can be download.

FORMS AND SUBMISSION DATES

All originals should be submitted to the Department for safekeeping and held for three years. For all overnight trips, submit a copy of the Field Trip Roster to the Provost Office prior to trip departure.

Forms

Local

Field Trip

Local

Overnight

Field Trip

Regional Overnight

Field Trip

Submit to Academic Department by This Date

Local & Regional Field Trip Policy

Download Policy (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trip Request Form

 

Required

 

Chair/Director approval required

Required

 

Chair/Director & Provost approval required

Required

 

Chair/Director & Provost approval required

Local Field Trip: 7 business days

Local Overnight Field Trip: 8 weeks

Regional Overnight Field Trip: 4 months

Field Trip Waiver & General Release Form

Download Waiver (pdf)

Required

Required

 

Required

 

48 hours in advance of trip

Field Trip Roster

Download Roster (pdf)

Required

Required

 

 

Required

 

 

48 hours in advance of trip

6 weeks in advance when trip cost is to be posted to students accounts 

Emergency Contact Form

Download Form (pdf)

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Required

 

 

Required

 

 

7 business days in advance of trip

Travel Expense Form

If relevant

If relevant

If relevant

Two weeks after the end of your program (Submit to Business Office)

 

DEFINITIONS

A field trip is defined as any academic activity that requires student travel, serves educational purposes, and/or occurs off-campus, where the “campus” is defined as any Otis locations, including the Goldsmith Campus, CalMart, the 18th Street Art Center, and the Culver City Studios.  For the purposes of this policy, there are three types of field trips:

  • Local Field Trip – Non-overnight domestic travel normally within 100 miles of an Otis location
  • Local Overnight Field Trip – Domestic travel normally within 100 miles of an Otis location with up to three nights’ stay
  • Regional Overnight Field Trip – Domestic travel within 1400 miles of an Otis location and up to four nights’ stay

Travel Study Programs, which involve international travel or domestic travel beyond the parameters of a field trip as described above, are covered under other policies. See For Faculty Leading Programs. Please contact the Center for International Education at International@otis.edu or (310) 665-6994 for more information about Travel Study Programs.

 

LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Leader on a field trip will vary by location and activity but may include the following:

  1. Leader: Either the faculty member or some other responsible College official designated by the faculty member must accompany all field trips. Non-faculty “Trip Leaders” must be approved by the Provost’s Office. While Teaching Assistants or similarly designated College employees may participate in field trips, a Teaching Assistant is not an appropriate Leader for such a trip. 

  2. Site Visit: Whenever practical, the site of the field trip should be visited in advance by the Leader or an appropriate College official to evaluate and, through planning, to minimize potential risks. The site visit can be bypassed if the Leader can demonstrate and document sufficient knowledge of the field trip site. This could be accomplished by reviewing online, published materials, or contacting the site to discuss the visit.

  3. Students with Disabilities, & Title IX: Any student who is enrolled in a field trip may potentially need special accommodations.  Such students should speak as soon as possible with Dr. Carol Branch, Director, Student Resources Center (SRC) & Title IX Coordinator, for information and assistance. Students addressing sexual harassment/sexual violence concerns should seek assistance from our Title IX Coordinator. The SRC is located on the first floor of Ahmanson Hall.  Contact information is cbranch@otis.edu or (310) 846-2554.

  4. Student Preparation: Students must be thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared before departure. The Leader must convene students in order to:

  • Review conduct rules.
  • Ensure that students know when and where they are to meet upon arrival and throughout the trip.
  • Review the detailed day-to-day instructional agenda, which should include a general itinerary associated with the trip. One copy of the itinerary should be sent to the Department responsible for the course.
  • Inform participants of field trip costs, including deposit amount and payment deadlines.
  • Discuss with the students the nature of the activities during the field trip, including any inherent hazards, strenuous activity, or unusual activity that might take place. Account for and provide for an alternate assignment for students unwilling to accept the risk of participation in a field trip or an activity scheduled on the agenda for said trip.
  • Collect Emergency Contact Forms from students.
  1. Emergency Guidelines:
  • Keep the Otis Safety numbers with you at all times.  http://www.otis.edu/emergency-information
  • When leading group trips, Leaders must carry emergency contact information and the authorization for emergency medical treatment (language in the Waiver of Liability) for each participant.
  • Carry a charged cell phone for the duration of the trip or provide a detailed list of how and when you can be reached.
  • Be the contact person for students, Otis staff, and parents. 
  • Monitor travel conditions. 
  • Manage student behavior issues.
  • In case of an accident: Immediately phone 911 in all cases involving serious injury or death, multiple injuries, or extensive property damage. Your first priority is to care for any injured individuals.

 6. Otis Driver Policy: If you are planning to drive a vehicle to transport students on your field trip you must obtain permission from Claude Nica, Chief Facilities & Operation Office, 310-665-6870. The  approval process will take approximately four weeks. All necessary forms needed for approval can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

  1. Students participating in field trips are expected to adhere to the same standards of behavior as published in The Hoot and in the Travel Study Behavior Code of Conduct. Any violation of the regulations or local, state, or federal laws may result in disciplinary action or sanctions by the College.
  2. Students, who choose to travel to the site of a field trip early, or remain at the site after the planned activity is completed, or who separate from the group, do so at their own risk.
  3. Students are responsible for carrying their own personal medication while on a field trip.

 

RELATED POLICIES

Course Catalog/Student Handbook (The Hoot - Registration and Records)

Emergency Information

Incident report involving a student, Incident report involving an employee (Human Resources)

Travel Policy (Business Office)

European Travel Agency Procedures (Business Office) Utilize this link to assist in planning transportation, and acommodation, etc.

 

Leader's Seeking to Drive and Transport Otis Students Must Complete and Submit the Following Forms to Claude Nica, Chief Facilities & Operation Office, 310-665-6870

Approved Driver Acknowledgement Form

Motor Vehicle Records Form

Cellular Phone and Texting Agreement

CA DMV INF 1101 Form