• Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!


    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.


  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

  • Jocelyn Casas presents a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view May 1st - 7th, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm.

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us
    Jesse Fleming / Pat O

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.


Program Recruitment



Is your program in need of an attendance bump?  Here is a quick guide to help you recruit students for your travel study program.  The Center for International Education is here to assist you in this process.

PDF Version of Recruitment 101 available HERE



Create a presentation about your travel program. This is a great way to not only inform students but parents as well about the travel program you are teaching. Use these sample presentations below as a template to get you started, (these examples are saved in Word. You can download, open, and save in Power Point for easy editing.):


EXAMPLE Travel Presentation A
EXAMPLE Travel Presentation B
EXAMPLE Travel Presentation C




Use the marketing materials examples provided below to announce your program across the college.

Flyer Pull Tabs
Info Session Reminder Flyer
Info Session Reminder Flyer, Doublesided
Travel Info Poster 8.5x14
Travel Info Poster Tabs 8.5x14
Email Reminder to Apply, version A
Email Reminder to Apply, version B



Place program posters advertising course details and information meeting times around the campus:

Center for International Education



Building entrances


Announce your program loud and proud:

In the classroom

During Orientation

Departmental Meetings

Club Meetings/Student Activities

Informational Meetings (Set up with OIE)

Student Government Meetings


Publicize & promote using a variety of virtual and social outlets:

Student Newsletter

Otis Webpage

OTIS Community Email

OTIS Facebook


Work with the Center for International Education to establish strong informational meetings with firm, unchanging meeting specifics (Dates, Times and Location) for each information session.



Recruitment sessions are an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for global exploration with potential participants. It is recommended to hold two informational sessions in your first month of recruiting. After

this period hold as many meetings as needed until enrollment has been met.  Please work with the Center for International Education to coordinate these sessions.


Possible meeting locations include:

OTIS Forum

Student Service Lounge



Faculty Office Space


Ingenuity is key! Make your presentation interactive, exciting, and enticing. Try incorporating:



Power Points


Fun Facts



Keep it Lively!   

Discuss benefits of global citizenshipDiscuss narrative itinerary
Highlight activities that focus on topics covered in the classroom and beyond.


  • Take advantage of social media by creating a twitter account or by using the OTIS Facebook page to high- light your program.
  • Invite students to like
  • Link up to information/media regarding your destination
  • Create a Webpage. Use your own accounts to post and tweet meeting times, application deadlines and pay- ment reminders



Please utilize the Center for International Education (CIE) for assistance with student recruitment and outreach. For additional information contact Darren Grosch, Director of International Education, at or by calling ext. 6994. The CIE is located in the Provosts’ Suite, AHMN 215.


Thank you for your commitment to developing global citizens

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