Events
  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Career Services is hosting Under Armour for Lunch & Learn and portfolio reviews. They are actively recruiting for paid summer internships and post grad employment in the following areas: Accessories Design Apparel Design Graphic Design – Apparel, Brand, Retail and Web Film & Video Production Footwear Design Technical Design, Patternmaking & Product Fit

  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at California State University Dominguez Hills will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist, playwright and director whose work at the junction of visual art and theater centers on the exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies. 

  • The Rodina will present Designing the Leadership, a workshop on action, graphic design and critical thinking. The Rodina was founded in 2011 by Czech-born, Amsterdam-based designers Tereza and Vit Ruller. The studio specialises in video, interactive, installations and visual identities. Event is reserved for Otis MFA students only. 

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Course Information

 Liberal Arts Courses Are Scheduled By Level:

Sophomores - Monday Afternoons + All Day Tuesdays

Juniors - Friday Mornings + All Day Wednesdays

Seniors - All Day Thursdays

If you are scheduled in a studio class during the days above, please see your studio major chair.

 
Types of Courses

Enhanced Online Learning

 

Use of web-based tools required like O-Space and ePortfolios, but use of these tools does not replace any face-to-face instruction.

Blended Online Learning

 

At least a 1/3 of instruction (5 weeks) is delivered online rather than via face-to-face contact between students and instructor(s) in a physical classroom.

Complete Online Learning

 

100% of instruction is delivered online rather than via face-to-face contact
Grading

LAS Department grading criteria. (PDF)

Department Grading Scale

A 4.0 95 – 100
A− 3.7 90 – 94
B+ 3.3 86 – 89
B 3.0 82 – 85
B− 2.7 78 – 81
C+ 2.3 74 – 77
C 2.0 70 – 73
C− 1.7 67 – 69
D 1.0 60 – 66
F 0.0 00 – 59
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