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  • Rodney McMillian (born in Columbia, South Carolina) is an artist based in Los Angeles.
  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Twentieth-Century Man by Michael Joyce. Starting with a disappearance, Twentieth-Century Man contemplates issues imbedded in aging, memory, language, family, and even life and death, covering and uncovering many profound mysteries.

  • Alice Konitz

    Sep 18| Lectures
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    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Alice Konitz.

    Thursday, September 18th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

    Image from alicekonitz.com

     

  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

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Product Design Courses

Independent Study

1 - 4 credits

Independent studies provide students with opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with faculty in an area of interest that expands their expertise.  Application for independent study with a project proposal are submitted to the Department Chair for review and approval

Independent Study

1 - 4 credits

Independent studies provide students with opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with faculty in an area of interest that expands their expertise.  Application for independent study with a project proposal are submitted to the Department Chair for review and approval

Senior Studio Electives

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses related to their department, major interests. See The Hoot (Otis Course Catalog) for course descriptions.

Digital Design V/VI

 

Focuses on a full range of strategies and skills required to organize accumulated work into a market-ready professional portfolio and presentation. Emphasis is on developing a proficiency in tactical presentation strategies that deliver impact with visual and rhetorical force that will persuade the audience. In-class projects complement the main Design Studio, Thesis and Senior Show projects.

Professional Practice I/II

 

Explore emerging technologies and interaction design based upon user experience research.  Students apply functional analysis techniques, task and user modeling methodologies that lead to strategic thinking in their designs. Emphasis is on developing a proficiency in communicating and presenting complex information in simple terms for client presentation and product development. In class projects complement the main Design Studio and thesis projects.

Co-requisites: PRDS 400/401 Design Studio V/VI.

Integrated Design Studio V/VI

 

Explore emerging technologies and interaction design based upon user experience research.  Students apply functional analysis techniques, task and user modeling methodologies that lead to strategic thinking in their designs. Emphasis is on developing a proficiency in communicating and presenting complex information in simple terms for client presentation and product development. In class projects complement the main Design Studio and thesis projects.

Co-requisites: PRDS 400/401 Design Studio V/VI.

Design Studio V/VI

Emphasis is on advancing each student's product design skills towards a professional level.  The focus is on research, the application of a creative and design process and the integration of strategic thinking and user experience to their projects.  Students can elect to have a focus on hard-goods or soft-goods products or both.  Emphasis is placed on developing product lines and brands.  In the second semester students develop a thesis project in an area of their choice.  The semester culminates in the design of the Senior Exhibition, which showcases the student’s individual work to

Digital Design III/IV

 

An advanced computer lab intended to build upon principles introduced in Digital Design II.  Students explore various 3D software applications to expand CAD design skills and the use of computer program output information for computer-aided rapid prototyping technology, fabrication methods and presentation.

Co-requisites: PRD300/301 Design Studio III/IV.

Integrated Design III/IV

 

Focuses on the process of creativity to enhance personal vision, creative insight, problem solving and innovative thinking. Through a series of projects, students learn to think laterally and express their ideas through the integration of research, resource, art and design, color, texture, materials and methods and various technologies.

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