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Last day of fall semester classes.
Have a great break!
Spring semester classes begin on Jan 13, 2014.
All locations are closed for the winter holiday from December 19 - January 1. Administrative offices open on Jan. 2. Classes begin on January 13.
Sign up for Continuing Education courses with the early bird discount at the Spring 2014 Open House. Classes begin Feb 1.
Tour the campus, meet instructors, attend workshops from 1-3 pm.
Free parking off La Tijera
Google Map link
Spring semester classes begin today and end on May 6
No classes in obervance of Martin Luther King Holiday
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books is a group exhibition featuring approximately 120 works from OTIS Millard Sheets Library’s Special Collection of 2,100 artists books dating from the 1960s to the present. The Otis Artists’ Book Collection is one of the largest in Southern California.
Opening Reception for Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books.
The first year (Foundation) begins professional training with core studies for lifelong learning and professional practices in art and design. The program promotes growth and success in the first year of your career. Learning fundamental skills allows you to be adept, well-informed makers. Integrating core visual studies with Liberal Arts curricula enhances your ability to construct meaning using the formal elements of art and design.
By the end of the Foundation Year, students will have acquired these skills and concepts:
Fundamental Skills Mindful making and improving of work by manipulation of art and design media. Thinking Skills The ability to distinguish between and use rational, intuitive, and critical thinking processes, and to construct meaning using visual information. Visual Quality The ability to identify visual strengths and weaknesses to promote aesthetic resolution and clarity of intention. Professionalism Strategies for success such as attentiveness, time-management skills, and the ability to commit to a personal vision in the endeavor of art making. Inventiveness Using problem-defining processes to complement problem-solving skills. Spirit of Investigation Visual and idea-oriented research, the spirit of play, and delay of closure. Community as Resource Accessing the larger metropolitan community as a creative and learning resource. Preparation Identifying technical and conceptual needs of the art and design majors, and integrating them into the curriculum.
The spring Foundation Forward event helps students select a program of study. They may elect to pursue a Minor by entering one program of study and taking a number of elective courses outside that program.
Each spring break, a group of Foundation students travel to Paris for ten days to view art and design in an extraordinary urban environment.