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  • 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
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “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.





Welcome New and Returning Faculty to Spring Semester 2014


Request a Workshop/Support Session for your class!


Join a Workshop!

No need to sign-up. All Otis Faculty/Staff are welcome!


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Motivation In the Classroom

This workshop and discussion will focus on strategies and techniques for keeping students engaged and motivated to get it done! We will explore intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations and ways faculty can transform the classroom.
Location: TLC (Ahmanson Building, 3rd floor) 306C
Facilitator: JM Venturini
Monday, April 7th @ 11:15am 
Thursday, April 10th @ 11:15am 
Friday, April 11th @ 11:15am 


What's Your Game Plan?

Join us for an interactive session in which we will play a brainstorming game to enhance the traditional lesson/lecture. Faculty will learn how to integrate educational games effectively into the classroom to increase student engagement. This is a collaborative session; we will be working in teams. 
Location: TLC (Ahmanson Building, 3rd floor) 306C
Facilitator: JM Venturini
Wednesday, April 16th @11:15am 
Thursday, April 17th @ 11:15am
Friday, April 18th @11:15am


O-Space: Short-Cuts

This workshop will focus on short-cuts and time saving tips for using O-Space. Learn about what features are available and how best to integrate such features into your class!
Location: TLC (Ahmanson Building, 3rd floor) 306C
Facilitator: JM Venturini
Monday, April 21st @ 11:15am
Tuesday, April 22nd @ 11:15am
Thursday, April 24th @ 11:15am




Join us for an informative session in which we will discuss the basics of assessment, from crafting strong Learning Outcomes to creating a Signature Assignment and rubrics for evaluation. This session will support department assessment efforts already underway. For more information, check out the Otis Assessment site.
Location: Room 307 (Ahmanson Building, 3rd floor)
Facilitator: California Lawyers for the Arts
Monday, April 28th @ 11:15am
Tuesday, April 29th @ 3:15 pm
Wednesday, April 30th @ 11:15am













Workshop Descriptions

  • offered throughout the year
  • available by request


Coming In April Spring 2014:

  • TBA