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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “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.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


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.