Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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JOB BOARD

If you would like to post internship, freelance, part-time or full-time opportunities with your company or organization,please register on the Otis on-line job board.

To register on our job board, follow these steps:

  • Click the "Register" tab and follow the directions
  • Select the correct Industry. You may select more than one field by holding the Ctrl button on your keyboard and clicking on multiple industries
  • Please include company Description and Website
  • Please allow 48 hours for pre-approval of your company

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HIRING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • All current students that have completed a full academic year are eligible to work in the United States, under their F-1 student visa status, with approval from either the host school or USCIS. You do not need to provide sponsorship for them to work. 
  • All recent graduates are eligible to work in the United States for at least 12 months post-graduation, under their F-1 student visa status.
  • Digital Media graduates are eligible for STEM-OPT, which allows them to work for 3 years post-graduation under their F-1 visa status.  Sponsorship not required.
  • Otis College will provide their visa paperwork after you provide an Employer Offer Letter (please see sample/link)

INTERNSHIPS

Otis College of Art and Design encourages all students to complete internships. Internships provide students with invaluable work experience and professional development skills.

Students who successfully complete an internship at Otis will be able to:

  • Apply classroom skills and techniques to their professional experiences.
  • Prepare appropriate written materials such as cover letter, resumes and/or promo sheets.
  • Develop professional portfolios, websites, and/or reels.
  • Cultivate relationships and network with others in their chosen field.
  • Execute company/organization research, job search strategies, such as informational interviews, the one-minute pitch, and interviewing skills to help them distinguish themselves and compete in the professional marketplace.
  • Develop interpersonal skills necessary for successful self-advocacy and negotiation.
  • Engage subject matter that expands on the curriculum at Otis.
  • Evaluate their professional experience, determine appropriate areas for growth and reflect on aspirations and future goals.

Otis strongly encourages employers to offer paid internships. Employers who offer paid internships attract the most talented pool of student applicants.

All employers offering internships, whether paid or unpaid, must sign and return the Otis Internship Guidelines form before registering and posting opportunities on our on-line job board. Please return signed form to Career Services  or fax (310-665-6964).

Unpaid internships must meet the six criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Employers must submit an Employer Evaluation Form to CCP within two weeks of the completion of student’s internship as stated in the Internship Guidelines.