• Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event

    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event

    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition

    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.


101 Employers Turnout to Recruit from Otis College

2017 Intern Recruitment Day Showed Strength in L.A.'s Creative Economy

Guess, Hasbro, Metro Los Angeles, Stahl + Band, Venice Arts and Framestore are just a few of the 101 employers featured at this year's Intern Recruitment Day at Otis College of Art and Design. On March 30th, seniors, juniors, and sophomores from eligible programs presented their portfolios and met with recruiters, completing over 1,000 interviews in just three hours. 

A poll of the 2017 graduating seniors showed that over 90% of students with internships said that their internship allowed them to expand what the learned in the classroom and 88% of seniors indicate their internship allowed them to cultivate relationships with professionals in their field. Approximately 65% of Otis College students have had an internship by the time they graduate, and that number is expected to increase.

In addition to the annual Intern Recruitment Day, Career Services facilitates employer visits throughout the academic year with companies such as Dreamworks, Under Armour, NBC Universal, and Jam City. Students and alumni can also access internship, freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities anytime through a vast online job board featuring over 2,600 employers. For more information on Career Services, click here. 

Greater access to internships and collaboration with community partners is only one element in the recently launched Your Creative Future initiative, which solidifies the College's commitment to offer empowering career preparation. Additional elements include expanding offering new and expanded business courses, a curricular pathway to entrepreneurship, and an even more individualized education. For an overview of the initiative, click here

Photos: Allison Knight 

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist