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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.



The travel study program is a course within the Integrated Learning Department of Otis, and will partner with a group called What is A?, a design collective engaged in arts education for children and youth in Barcelona, Spain. What is A? is committed to the values and methodologies of the Reggio approach to child education, a philosophy originating in the Reggio-Emilia Region of Italy which believes that each child has many languages to express themselves and that projects grow from the unique interests of the individual child. The association is composed of artists, teachers and educators from various disciplines and their work is funded by memberships fees and income related to each individual project. In 2010 What is A? worked with a group of children and artists in the production of Construccions D’Ombras, an installation exploring shade and shadows, which was made in collaboration with school-age youth and students of architecture.


When: May 11- May 25

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Approximate Cost - $3,100

Application Deadline: Priority Enrollment - NOV. 1 Open Enrollment Ends- Jan 14.

Faculty Contact: Todd Erlandson: Todd@marchstudio.com PH: 310 291 6455

Course: 10385 ILMS 300R BarcelonaI IL MS 300 & IL Barcelona S14 (IL & Studio Credit)

Who can Enroll: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors from all art and design majors

Information Sessions: Nov 20, 11:15 - 12:15 Student Lounge


• Airfare
• Land transport
• Accommodations in Quads (Including 2 dinners and all breakfast)

• Excursions & Activities
• Experiential learning activities
• Site entrance fees
• Health Insurance

Not Included

• Course Tuition ($)
• Passport fee
• Personal Expenses

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