Otis College of Art and Design logo
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee participates in shared academic governance by overseeing the College’s educational curricula. 

Working Structure and Responsibilities
The Curriculum Committee receives proposals for changes to the College’s curricula (which may regard new programs or degrees, new courses or course sequences, amendments to existing curriculum, etc.), whose submission is based upon and formatted per the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines published in the Faculty Handbook. The Curriculum Committee reviews, approves and submits recommended curricular changes to the Academic Assembly in writing. The Curriculum Committee oversees the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines.

The Curriculum Committee membership consists of one representative from each academic department and/or program. Academic representatives serve on the Committee for two consecutive years. Ex-officio committee members include the Provost, Registrar, Dean of Admissions, Director of Library and Instructional Technology, and one officer of the Executive Board of the SGA. Ex-officio members serve annually. 

A Chair or Co-Chairs may lead the committee, at the discretion of committee members, on a staggered term basis. The Chair/Co-Chairs is/are elected from among committee members who have prior service and serves/serve for two consecutive years. The previous Chair, or Co-Chair, is encouraged to remain on the committee for one year following his or her term. The Chair/Co-Chairs serve as the committee’s chief spokespersons and liaisons to the Provost’s Office and Academic Assembly. 

How to Submit a Proposal to the Curriculum Committee:
Download Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines (Word Document)