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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.


Courses & Curricula

In addition to major degree requirements, ACT students fulfill both studio and LAS electives with the following required courses:

Teacher Credential Preparation Minor (open only to Fine Arts majors) Credits
PRNT267 Printmaking I 3.0
SSCI212 Teaching for Learning I 3.0
MEDA211 Video I 2.0
SCNG236 Ceramics 2.0
ACTS336 Teaching Internship 2.0
AHCS312 History of Aesthetics 3.0
LIBS412 Teaching for Learning II 3.0
ACT LAS subtotal   9.0
ACT Studio subtotal 9.0
Total ACT required credits 18.0
Community Arts Engagement Minor (open to all majors except Toy and Fashion) Credits
LIBS245 Community Arts in LA 2.0
SSCI212 Teaching for Learning I 3.0
ACTS335 Community Arts Internship 2.0
*ACTS300/400 ACT Special Topics 2.0-6.0
**ILMS300 Integrated Learning Studio (ACT Choices) 2.0
LIBS412 Teaching for Learning II 3.0
ACT LAS subtotal   8.0
ACT Studio subtotal 6.0-11.0
Total ACT required credits 14.0-18.0
* exact credit count depends on major
** a limited choice of IL Junior Studios will count towards the Community Arts Engagement Minor, as determined by the IL Director and the ACT Director each semester.