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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “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.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.



We will be leaving Los Angeles traveling directly to Rome, Italy to experience the city through both its history and its contemporary life. Art is our focus and we will taste, look, hear and touch the living city of Rome. By engaging local scholars and artists we will be guided into a private and special world not available on a short excursion. Working and living on site and responding to the environment will add to the fully immersive travel experience.

Rome Colloseum

When: March 14-24

Where: Rome, Italy

Approximate Cost: $2,900

Application Deadline: Priority Enrollment - NOV. 1 Open Enrollment Ends- Jan 10.

Course: All LAS Courses & 10206 ILUS 352A Advancing Your Practice: Rome

Faculty Contact: Tucker Neel   &   Renne Petropoulos

Open To: Soph-Grad Students

Information Sessions: NOV 6. 11:30. Student Lounget

  • Roundtrip air travel
  • Apartment in Rome (2-3 students per room)
  • Classroom fees
  • All public transportation
  • Tivoli excursion
  • One group dinner
  • Museum Admission


Not Included
  • Passport fees
  • Meals & Entertainment ($30-50/day)
  • Tuition
  • Health Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Financial Aid Available
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