Events
  • 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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Office of the President

It is my pleasure and my honor to welcome you to Otis College of Art and Design and to its academic and public commitments. This prestigious institution is 97 years old with a distinguished history and a compelling contemporary presence that is poised for a vibrant future. Accomplished artists and designers of all categories and types have been trained here, work here, and continue to be influenced by the high quality of academic programs offered here.

Otis College of Art and Design is deeply embedded in Los Angeles and the region, and we reach out to and are impacted by many of the complex and animated communities we work with and within. Our faculty and tremendously diverse students both learn from and teach, in ways that help others as well as themselves, to develop rich and robust practices of making things that excite, analyze, stimulate, and energize the world around them.  If we measure civilizations by their imaginative productions, and we do, Otis can be rightly proud of generating some of those incredible individuals by whom this city and this country’s contributions to culture will be assessed.

Otis takes pride in its rigorous academics, its emphasis on emerging technologies in all its various fields of study, its deep commitment to social justice through progressive action, and its wide curricular offerings that allow students to develop realistically and practically for their chosen professions. Dedicated to active communications that range from a focus on immediate social impact to the aesthetically advanced, Otis faculty, students, and alumni create ingenious and empathetic events and objects that have persuasive and complex effects on the world around us.

Otis College of Art and Design is an epicenter – an important node in a significant network - within the larger environment of the creative industries that are comprised of the arts, entertainment, and design. From pure play to productive playbook, Otis College of Art and Design is devoted to changing the world through its unique vision of the future and its qualitative initiatives, both academically and creatively.

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist