Events
  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Campus Safety Training

    Dec 08| Special Event
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    You are invited to attend a very important training presentation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

  • 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

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Clubs and Organizations

Club Uber

Club Uber provides up to 3 monetary reimbursements per semester to students for the purpose of sourcing art supplies, visiting museums as required for class activity, or for grocery shopping. Club Uber locations are approved by a student run group on campus that meets weekly to decide how the club should be faciliated, including the adding or removal of approved destinations. If you want to be part of the group that contributes to destinational decisions, contact Deborah @ hjk_100@hotmail.com

Dirty Deeds Gardening Club

The purpose of this organization is to give the opportunity to learn about gardening and sustainable living. The club seeks to raise acknowledgement about environmental matters among students. - Contact - Jasmin  @ jasmin.druffner@gmail.com

Insdustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Provides Product Design students at Otis College the opportunity to become a part of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)  As members, students  have access to the IDSA job boards and websites, discounts to IDSA events will have the opportunity to submit work for IDSA awards and recognition. Contact Adam Blish @ apblish@gmail.com

Otis Video Game Club

The purpose of this organization is to create a community within Otis where students with interests in games can meet up and create long-lasting friendships, learn and strategize through the game or just play for fun, and make a memorable college experience. Which is done through periodic meetings, casual gameplay, and eventually leading to competitive tournaments. Contact - Jonathan otisvgc@gmail.com

Muslim Student Association (OMSA)

The Muslim Student Association provides a means for students to connect with fellow Muslims, create a platform for dialogue and discussion surrounding and involving Islam, and will provide a designated space for the students to pray during designated prayer times. We will connect with other Muslim clubs in other universities and colleges in Los Angeles  via events and potential meetups. The club will also connect Otis students with the surrounding mosques and do some volunteer work through those organizations. Contact - Sabrine @ mengerinksabrine@gmail.com

Contact - Drew at ddavis1@student.otis.edu
Contact - Drew at ddavis1@student.otis.edu
Otis Christian Club (OCC)

The Otis Christian Club is a group of individuals who form a family through the love of Christ. The club holds weekly gatherings for worship, sermons, and fellowship to create an environment of comfort. We dedicate ourselves to grow in our faith as a group as well as our individual relationships with God. Contact - Eden at jessicalilyla@gmail.com Our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212891492185942/

Otis Mindfulness Group

Otis Mindfulness Group provides students and staff at Otis an option to practice mindfulness based meditation on campus. The club offers a guided meditation and the opportunity to discuss how the practice of mindfulness can enhance day-to-day life. Contact Adam Blish @ apblish@gmail.com

Ozine

OZINE aims to be the voice of the students, providing an empowering vehicle for students to deliver a broad spectrum of articles and media devoted to communicating and inspiring the Otis community. Contact Indica Kalivoda @ inda.kalivoda@gmail.com

Under the Baobab Tree (UBT)

Under the Baobab Tree is an organization dedicated to the retention of students of African descent and Latino students at Otis College of Art and Design. Through meetings, occurring twice a month, students will be able to socialize, exchange cultural knowledge, collaborate study efforts, and learn of the various resources available to them in terms of funding, academics, and employment. Contact - Noah or Bernard @ noahshumes@gmail.com or bfranklin@student.otis.edu

 

Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please submit an Application. The request will be forwarded to Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.

 

 

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