Events
  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora 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 for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • 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

  • 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.

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The roles and responsibilities of the Trip Leader extend beyond the traditional classroom and/or academic advising setting with which you are familiar. Travel Study, by definition, is a 24/7 involvement for participants and the Trip Leader alike. This means that you will handle non-classroom issues and situations which differ significantly from the demands and challenges of the classroom environment. In your position as Trip Leader, daily interactions, and close living quarters will acquaint you with student life and culture outside the classroom. You will need to establish appropriate boundaries between you and the students while you are Trip Leader of a Travel Study program. If you have more questions about the program Leader’s job, or Otis Travel Study Programs, please email dgrosch@otis.edu.

Proposing a Program

  • Develop a Travel Study program proposal. Discuss your program idea with your Department Chair. Consider the feasibility of your program idea, including student interest, in-country contacts, departmental support, potential overlap with existing programs and academic content.
  • Consult with the Center for International Education to discuss program ideas and work on your proposal/renewal, program budget and timeline.
  • Using the Travel Study Budget Template, develop a preliminary program budget. The program budget is a planning tool to help outline the costs associated with program activities and will ultimately help identify the program fee and the number of students needed for the program to be sustainable.
  • Contact in-country program providers to get accurate price quotes for the services you will require.
  • Design the program curriculum.
  • Submit your Proposal/Renewal to the Center for International Education by the posted deadlines.

Recruitment & Application

Recruitment

  • Develop marketing materials to promote your program.  Use the poster/flyer/presentation templates provided by the Center for International Education…or create your own!
  • Share your program with the Otis Community through website development. The Center for International Education will create individual program specific webpages on the travel study website. Students will use these websites to apply to programs.
  • Actively recruit applicants for your program using info sessions, classroom visits, former participants, student organizations, online networking sites, etc.
  • Participate in the Fall Travel Study Fair
  • Host at least one information session.

Application

  • Finalize student roster in cooperation with the Center for International Education. Minimum enrollment needed to run is confirmed when all payment contracts are received.

Preparing to Depart

  • Review and adhere to the deliverables found in the Leader and Safety Guide.
  • Review and adhere to the Task List and Timelines.
  • Develop course and program syllabi to inform students of course activities and requirements, communicate how students will be evaluated and graded, as well as academic and behavioral expectations.
  • Develop a program calendar of your in-country course-related and extracurricular activities.
  • Order any required books or course materials needed for the program.

Program Logistics, Budget and Advance Payments

  • Finalize program logistics: verify reservations, negotiate final prices and secure resources (instructors, guests, classroom, housing, food, tickets, transportation, activities, etc.).
  • Finalize program budget and make any needed adjustments based on enrollment, final logistics, etc.
  • Arrange for any advance payments or deposits. Collect invoices from vendors and forward to the Center for International Education to process payments.

Orient Students

  • Plan at least two required in-person orientations with students during the semester prior to travel to go over program details, course requirements and preparations, travel planning, health and safety, etc.
  • Start to build a collaborative group dynamic and learning community among students.
  • Develop and communicate the arrival plan/place to your students: where and when they meet the group, how they get to the meeting place and who they should contact in case they are not able to get there (i.e. missed connection).

Final Preparations

  • Provide Emergency Contact information to the Center for International Education to keep on file for the duration of your program. Submit this information before your departure.
  • Get emergency contact information cards from the Center for International Education and distribute to your students.

In the Field

  • Using the Travel Log, complete all tasks indicated on pages 5-9.
  • Reference the Leader & Safety Guide while on course.
  • Oversee all academic aspects of the program.
  • Oversee all program logistics if not working with a program provider
  • Track all program expenditures on-site and collect required documentation (receipts, etc.).
  • Act as primary resource for student inquiries and problems.
  • Act as the initial responder to logistical, medical, behavioral, and other crises.
  • Serve as the program's primary liaison with the Center for International Education and Otis College.

Program Wrap-up

  • Gather receipts and documentation for your Travel Advance, and T&E form. Submit your completed paperwork to the Center for International Education.  
  • Write and submit a Course Debrief on your  program
  • Submit your signed Travel Study Course Log.
  • Capture end of program feedback from students.

 

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