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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Fine Arts Courses

Painting I

Hands-on investigation of technical and formal issues in painting (oil, acrylic, and mixed media), focuses on the development of technical abilities in collusion with concepts and exploration of different methods of achieving visual “dexterity.”

Studio Electives

 

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses.  Electives change each semester to reflect development in the field and student interests. Core courses, outside of the student's area of concentration, may also be taken for elective credit.

 

Introduction to Experimental Drawing

DRWG204   3 credits

Professional Practices

Practical and hands-on course addresses professional practices in Fine Arts through a series of workshops and seminars. Topics include: building presentation spaces; installing and lighting art; documenting artwork; graduate school applications; grant writing; business practices; gallery representation; alternative spaces and practices; professional development beyond art school; artist residencies; and various career opportunities for artists.

Offered spring semester only

Senior Studio I/II

 

Senior Studio I
FINA470   5 credits

Each student is given their own studio and works with a group of faculty mentors to develop a body of work. Critiques, individual meetings with mentors, visiting artists and critics, and group exhibitions expand students’ knowledge base while focusing their practice.

Attending the Visiting Artist Lecture Series is required.

Offered fall semester only

 

Senior Studio II
FINA471   5 credits

Studio Electives

 

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses.  Electives change each semester to reflect development in the field and student interests. Core courses, outside of the student's area of concentration, may also be taken for elective credit.

 

Introduction to Experimental Drawing

DRWG204   3 credits

Painting III

 

Emphasizes the development of and individual voice. Using historical and contemporary issues, (including figuration and the body, politics, narrative, and abstraction) students explore how the contextualization of images function in terms of content, and how they serve as the theoretical basis to explore painting as a highly adaptive contemporary medium.

Offered fall semester only

Interdisciplinary Critique

This rigorous companion to Studio IV provides the critical dialogue of peers, helping students to develop an ability to respond to media outside of their practice. Taught by artists and critics, this course considers work of all kinds and acquaints students with the contemporary notion of critique as it currently informs artistic practice.

Offered spring semester only

Studio IV

Production-oriented advanced studio course emphasizes concepts, processes, and visual strategies toward the development of an individual studio practice across the three main disciplines. Critiques, seminars, and individual meetings provide insight into contemporary discourses and practices while helping students find the working methods that best suit them.

Attending the Visiting Artist Lecture Series is required

Offered spring semester only

Art and Technology Practices

Introductory course in new media –providing the technical fundamentals that enable students to begin integrating digital methods in their respective practices. Particular attention is placed on balancing technical skills with creative content and experimental approaches. Core software is Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro.

Sophomore Core Requirement

Studio Electives

Students may select from a wide range of studio elective courses.  Electives change each semester to reflect development in the field and student interests. Core courses, outside of the student's area of concentration, may also be taken for elective credit.

 

Introduction to Experimental Drawing

DRWG204   3 credits

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