• Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions

    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 


  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event

    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


ArtScene Reviews AMOCA'S 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated By Faculty Jo Lauria

The following alumni and faculty are featured in this exhibit curated by faculty member Jo Lauria (’90): Peter Voulkos, John Mason (’57), Ken Price (’57), Ralph Bacerra, Joan Takayama-Ogawa, and Porntip Sangvanich (’87).
ArtScene, June 2015 Publication
By Scarlet Cheng
"Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future:  AMOCA'S 10th Anniversary” celebrates the occasion with a dazzling highlights show, culled mostly from its growing collection by guest curator Jo Lauria. AMOCA founder David Armstrong is to be singled out for this achievement — just to think, it all grew out of his discovery of ceramics in college! There's an understandable emphasis on West Coast pottery here. It’s not just blind boosterism, it's because many innovations and developments happened here (think Peter Voulkos, John Mason, Ken Price). That said, the show includes many other, widely recognized exemplars of ceramics as art, including work by two instrumental in reviving studio ceramics in the first part of the 20th century, Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach — based in Japan and in Japan/Britain, respectively. Leach's simple pitcher and bottle in this show reflect his emphasis on utilitarianism and a spare aesthetic. Compare that to the subsequent and continuing trend of increasing decoration and showmanship, such as the vessels of LA-based artist Ralph Bacerra. He applied layers and layers of glaze with precision, producing dazzling geometries, sometimes with metallic glazes. His work often seems a rousing response to can-you-top-this challenges. Still others like Patti Warashina use clay to make large figurative sculpture, while Joan Takayama-Ogawa and Porntip Sangvanich — both students of Bacerra — continue to transform the ordinary object into the fantastical. The West Coast welcomed and became home to European emigres such as Gertrud and Otto Natzler, represented here by signature bowls. It also encouraged native talents, such as Laura Andreson, who began in ceramics as a self-taught artist, then later refined her craft under the eye of Gertrud Natzler and others. Andreson produced not only elegant pots, but led research into clays and glazes as a faculty member at UCLA for four decades. She once observed in an  L.A. Times interview, "Ceramics is a disease, and I've given it to so many students" (American Museum of Ceramic Art [AMOCA], Pomona).
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