Events
  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • 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.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Course/Credit Breakdown

Distribution Requirements
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses make up 1/3 of the course requirements for graduation. These are distributed among Art History, English, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences depending on the studio major.

Categories of Courses
Foundation (FNDT) Courses:
Students in all majors are required to fulfill Art History, English, and Liberal Studies courses listed below in their first year.
(Based on the Writing Placement Test, students may be required to take the following prerequisites: ENGL020, ENGL050, or ENGL 090.)

Foundation (FNDT) Courses

AHCS120 Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
AHCS121 Birth of the Modern (3)
ENGL107 Writing in the Digital Age (3)
LIBS114 Ways of Knowing (3)

Required Courses
Students are required to fulfill Art History, Capstone, English, Creative Action, Liberal Studies, and Social Science within the categories below.


Credits Breakdown

  A/L/I Communication Arts Digital Media Fashion Design Fine Arts Product Design Toy Design
Art History
Foundation 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Required 12 6 6 8 6 6 6
English
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required              
Social Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Mathematics
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Natural Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required Elective Courses
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)              
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required 6 12 9 6 9 9 0
Creative Action              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Capstone              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Total Credits 45 45 42 42 42 42 42


The above information can also be found in the Hoot (course catalog).

 

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