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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.


President's Messages


Samuel Hoi and Kerry Walk

Otis has a uniquely powerful educational approach and social vision, as well as a long tradition of partnering with diverse sectors to elevate the role of artists and designers in Los Angeles and beyond. Today, an Otis education takes full advantage of the fact that L.A. and the College are both fertile grounds where cultural practices, social engagement, and the creative economy converge, resulting in new ideas and approaches that address the emerging needs of our time and lead to a better future.

As I look back on my fourteen years as president of this great institution, I feel extremely honored to have helped shape Otis, in partnership with the gifted and dedicated boards, faculty and staff. Above all, I feel privileged to have participated in the transformative education of our students, who blossom into achieving alumni, and develop creative practices that reward them and benefit the world. Otis’ imprint on the L.A. region and across the globe can be seen in success stories that show the impact of our alumni, students, and their faculty mentors.

When I depart at the end of this academic year, I will do so with an optimistic outlook on Otis’ future. The College’s educational and social mission has never been more clearly articulated and manifested. The reimagined curriculum strengthens student learning and success. Exciting plans are in place to expand campus facilities that will transform Otis into a residential college. There is great momentum that will take the College to new heights. I cannot imagine a better interim president than Provost Dr. Kerry Walk to lead the great Otis team into its next phase of service and success.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served the College since 2000. As I bid farewell, I know that I will be continually inspired by the extraordinary talent and spirit of the Otis community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and board members. Otis will always be in my heart.


Samuel Hoi, President