Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
    More

    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
    More

    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

     

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
    More

    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
    More

    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

O-Tube

Natural Science

Natural Science
NSCI 307
 
Natural Science Requirement
Fashion Design, Toy Design, and Product Design offer Natural Science courses that are specific to their
curricula. All other majors choose one course from the following offerings:
 
 
The Psychology of Seeing
NSCI307 — 3 credits
This course explores the mechanisms we employ in understanding and interpreting visual information. Through lectures and exercises students gain understanding of various visual phenomena. Psychological and physiological topics include the complexity of the eye, brain structures, optical illusions, as well as the perception of brightness, movement, color, and form.
 
Imagination and the Brain
NSCI307 — 3 credits
This course explores various aspects of the phenomenon of visualizing (mental imagery) by combining insights from neurology, psychology, and philosophy. Topics include visualizing in relationship to other visual phenomena, visualizing as one form of sensory imagination; visualizing as a component of nonconceptual cognition; and the continuities and discontinuities between mental images and the artistmade images (drawing, painting, and photography), which are based on such visualizations.
 
The Science of Sleep and Dreaming
NSCI307 — 3 credits
A multidisciplinary natural science class about sleeping and dreaming, focusing on the content and structure of dreaming and “dream logic.” Students will learn about the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders, and about the neurology and phenomenology of dream content.