Events
  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    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
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    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.

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Sustainability Blogs

Sep 23, 2016
Sustainability
Sun. September 25, 6:00-9:00pm A Conversation with Mel Chin at Otis College of Art and Design Otis Main Campus (Forum) | 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-mel-chin-at-otis-college-of-art-and-design-tickets-27617121554 Originally part of CURRENT: LA Water, LA’s Public Art Biennial this summer, Chin’s The TIE that BINDS: MIRROR of the FUTURE envisions the city sustained with water-saving California-native landscapes. [more]
Mar 15, 2016
Sustainability
Originally published by: By Deborah Belgum  | Thursday, March 10, 2016  | California Apparel News Despite more subways and light-rail train options than ever in the Los Angeles area, ridership has slipped 4 percent in nearly two years. So last year, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority—which runs the mass transportation systems in Los Angeles County with [more]
Mar 8, 2016
Sustainability
The Science and Sustainable Design class presents a lecture by Ilaria Mazzoleni, Wednesday March 9th at 9:45am in Ahmanson 512.  All are welcome. IM STUDIO Milano/Los Angeles, founded by Ilaria Mazzoleni, focuses on issues related to sustainable architecture and building technologies at all scales of design. Using new concepts, ideas and techniques, derived from bio-inspired investigation, the office is committed [more]
Feb 3, 2016
Sustainability
Feb. 16 11:00am-12:15pm in the Forum Creative Action, Foundation and Fine Arts present a lecture by visiting artist Oliver Kellhammer. Kellhammer is an independent artist, writer and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. His recent work has focused on the psychosocial [more]
Dec 11, 2015
Sustainability
Today’s post comes a day late, as I am reporting on the Sustainability Capstone presentations that the seniors just gave Thursday evening. In this class, taught by Claudia Hernandez Romero, students reflect on their studies over the past three and a half years with a particular focus on an aspect of sustainability that informs their [more]
Dec 9, 2015
Sustainability
Although the Communication Arts department does not explicitly offer classes that focus on sustainability, many of the students recognize the power of graphic design and advertising to influence culture towards making positive changes. Matthew Velarde’s advertising designs focussed on issues of health and safety in food and cleaning products.   Melvin Alvarez‘s work was made in response to the [more]