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  • Communication Arts presents a lecture by type designer Raul Plancarte

  • Allison Peck 


    Tied Tides and Small Shifts 


    Opening: Thursday, April 17 from 7-10p
    Onview: April 14-19 from 10-6p
    Location: Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • 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
  • “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



Program Selection Criteria

Program Selection Criteria

The International Steering Committee and the Center for International Education looks for well-designed and complete program proposals. ISEC takes into account the ability of faculty facilitating the course to move their students safely and deftly through the Travel Study experience. We seek to be transparent about our selection criteria and have listed below some features of a strong proposal. In addition to this, it is encouraged that you meet with the Center for International Education to discuss your proposal in the early draft phase. Given advanced notice, the CIE can look over a draft of your proposal with you to hone and troubleshoot.

Through the proposal process, we seek to create a diverse selection of program offerings from a wide range of disciplines. We try to balance the number of new and recurring programs while also making sure that the end set of programs cover a wide variety of topics and regions.

Strong proposals are thoroughly completed and include:

  • Clearly and thoroughly laid-out academic goals that are tied to and enhanced by the site location(s).
  • The use of a Program Provider or Third Party entity.
  • Program activities and field trips that take advantage of the program location and compliment the academic goals of the curriculum.
  • An assessment of the risks involved in and associated with Travel Study, and the specific program.
  • A detailed program budget that covers the estimated costs of the program and maps thoroughly to the program itinerary; solidly identified housing, classroom spaces and field trips.
  • Unique and specific opportunities not available elsewhere in the world.
  • A clear relationship to the sponsoring department. The program directors have a connection to department, the program aims fit with departmental goals/priorities, and the coursework has been vetted and approved.
  • A thorough and comprehensive pre-departure orientation plan.