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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.



2014 Academic Excellence Awards and Valedictorian

We’re delighted to announce the recipients of Academic Excellence and Valedictory Awards for the Class of 2014.

The Academic Excellence Award is the highest honor given to graduating student in a major program.  Selections are made by program leaders and faculty; criteria including a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (for undergraduates), quality of work, personal character, and contributions to Otis and the larger community.  The 2014 Academic Excellence Award recipients are as follows:

Bryan Bankston, MFA Fine Arts
Cailee Corbett, Illustration
Eunchong Lee, Painting
George Martinez, Graphic Design
Jordan Darby, MFA Graphic Design
Kolarp (Os) Em, Digital Media
Kristy Hsu, Product Design
Mark Gens, Sculpture/New Genres
Matt Valarde, Advertising Design
Natalie Salvador, Fashion Design
Nicola Goode, MFA Public Practice
Sandra Sadauskaite, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Steven Conklin, Toy Design

We’re also very pleased to announce that George Martinez, a Communication Arts major with an emphasis in Graphic Design, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2014.  This award is bestowed annually on the member of the senior class who represents the pinnacle of academic excellence at Otis.  George was chosen for his consistently stellar academic performance throughout his Otis career and the exceptional quality of his work, which has focused on graphic design in both digital and traditional formats. 

In the words of Kali Nikitas, Chair of Communication Arts, “George Martinez is an extremely dedicated student whose diverse talents amaze and inspire everyone he meets.  An army veteran, George is a natural leader, always volunteering his time and skills to assist students and faculty.  He has initiated independent collaborative projects that have won national awards.  He is an invaluable presence in the Communication Arts department, blazing trails through academic challenges with humility, inventiveness, and contagious enthusiasm.  The entire department is tremendously proud of his accomplishments and we look forward with great enthusiasm to the positive impact George will have on design and the world in the future.”

George Martinez: http://georgemartinez.com