• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event

    Image: Electronic Sound Bath

  • L: Nora Jane Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition

    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.


101 Employers Turnout to Recruit from Otis College

2017 Intern Recruitment Day Showed Strength in L.A.'s Creative Economy

Guess, Hasbro, Metro Los Angeles, Stahl + Band, Venice Arts and Framestore are just a few of the 101 employers featured at this year's Intern Recruitment Day at Otis College of Art and Design. On March 30th, seniors, juniors, and sophomores from eligible programs presented their portfolios and met with recruiters, completing over 1,000 interviews in just three hours. 

A poll of the 2017 graduating seniors showed that over 90% of students with internships said that their internship allowed them to expand what the learned in the classroom and 88% of seniors indicate their internship allowed them to cultivate relationships with professionals in their field. Approximately 65% of Otis College students have had an internship by the time they graduate, and that number is expected to increase.

In addition to the annual Intern Recruitment Day, Career Services facilitates employer visits throughout the academic year with companies such as Dreamworks, Under Armour, NBC Universal, and Jam City. Students and alumni can also access internship, freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities anytime through a vast online job board featuring over 2,600 employers. For more information on Career Services, click here. 

Greater access to internships and collaboration with community partners is only one element in the recently launched Your Creative Future initiative, which solidifies the College's commitment to offer empowering career preparation. Additional elements include expanding offering new and expanded business courses, a curricular pathway to entrepreneurship, and an even more individualized education. For an overview of the initiative, click here

Photos: Allison Knight 

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist