Events
  • Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event
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    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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Teaching / Learning Center Blogs

Feb 3, 2017
Teaching/Learning Center
2017 TEA BannerAll Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations will be open from Friday, February 3rd until Sunday, February 19th at 9:00 p.m. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations [more]
Feb 5, 2016
Teaching/Learning Center
Call for Nominations for the 2016 Teaching Excellence AwardsAll Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations will be open from Friday, February 5th until Sunday, February 21st at 9:00 p.m. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations [more]
Feb 17, 2015
Teaching/Learning Center
callfornominations2015All Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations will be open from Friday, February 6th until Sunday, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations will [more]
Sep 26, 2014
Teaching/Learning Center
Otis Faculty, We are pleased to announce that we have started our second semester of the Faculty iProject! The Faculty iProject The iProject is an exciting opportunity for those interested in exploring the use of Instructional Technologies within Otis course/s. A cohort of roughly 10-15 faculty receive on loan an iPAD2 for the entire semester [more]
Sep 19, 2014
Teaching/Learning Center
We are starting another exciting semester of Bricks + Clicks: The How-Tos of eLearning, an online pedagogy course for faculty interested in: learning considering integrating reflecting on best practices in teaching TECH-ENHANCED, BLENDED or FULLY ONLINE courses.   We wish our fall 2014 participants well!
Aug 28, 2014
Teaching/Learning Center
iPad Class in 309  During this last summer our Academic Computing Services department worked tirelessly with Crestron to upgrade our smart classroom equipment. Not only new projectors and faculty stations, but this also included new student furniture for room 309. We purchased long tables that have ports to charge devices and can be moved into different configurations. Stop by [more]
May 15, 2014
Teaching/Learning Center
Let me begin by saying that I enjoy presenting at conferences. We are doing so many innovative and creative initiatives about pedagogy and eLearning at Otis that any opportunity I have to share with my professional colleagues I will take. I am the Instructional Designer for the college and have the pleasure of being able to facilitate [more]