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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist

A new college ranking set forth by The Economist lists Otis College of Art and Design as sixth in the nation. The findings continue to spark discussions on the value of a college education, as the rankings seek to discover what role a student’s choice of school actually plays in their future earnings.

Taking into account a range of factors including location, area of study, and the socioeconomic mix of the student body - The Economist predicted what graduates would earn, comparing what students actually ended up earning, according to the U.S. Education Department’s new College Scorecard. The results ranked a college by how much it exceeded the expected earnings.

In shifting the conversation away from the selectivity of the college and towards the value to the student, Otis emerged as the only art and design college to make the top ten. With major outlets such as the Business Insider and The Atlantic covering the ranking and the subsequent debate surrounding the cost and value of higher education, Otis remains in the spotlight.

Dan Rosenheck, the data editor at The Economist, told USA TODAY, "...if you want to go to art school and make a decent living, than Otis (College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, which hits at No. 6) is a good choice.”

“This is a pivotal moment for Otis College of Art and Design,” said President Bruce W. Ferguson. “We have always known the value of an art and design education and have focused everything we do on student success, but to have recognition like this strengthens and confirms our convictions. We hope this information will elevate awareness on a national scale that the creative economy is a major force in the new world economy of the 21st century, where original ideas and creative thinkers are highly valued.”

 

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