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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Design Studio III/IV

Design Studio III/IV
PRDS300/301

 

Divided into two separate studios – a hard-goods studio that involves durable products and a soft-goods studio that focuses on non-durable products. The hard-goods studio involves skills constructing   products that utilize hard or rigid materials.  These products include, furniture design, home and office decor, consumer electronics, personal care products, and more. The soft-goods studio involves skills fabricating products that utilize fabrics or flexible materials. These products include,  shoe design, fashion accessories, home decor and other products. Both studios focus on ideation, creativity, problem solving, design thinking, process and presentation. Students explore design ideas, create concept drawings, and develop working prototype models. Emphasis is placed on the integration of culture, design, aesthetics, functionality, trends and technology. Students are required to take one semester of each studio.  Students present their work to industry professionals through a series of critique sessions.

Co-requisites: PRD385/PRDS 386 Methods and Materials I/II