Events
  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • 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

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Your Creative Future Initiative

Your Creative Future is a signature career preparation initiative at the core of an Otis College education. Students learn practical, professional, and related business skills that empower them to successfully move from College studies into thriving professional careers.

Your Creative Future builds on the courses, degrees, and services that the College provides, and expands current offerings to include new courses, a curricular pathway to entrepreneurship, and an even more individualized education.

Your Creative Future - Professional Preparation Courses, Business Practices Courses, Real-World Engagement. Entrepreneurial Studies Minor, Individual Career Launch Support.

The initiative is based on five key elements...

1. Business Practices for Every Student

Business Planning, Basic Accounting, Principles of Finance, And More

Students benefit from new course offerings within the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum that teach business skills tailored for artists and designers, including business planning, basic accounting, principles of finance, cost structuring, taxation, invoicing, and more.

2. Discipline-Specific Professional Preparation

Professional Practice Skills, Knowledge of Professional Standards, Engagement and Presentation Skills

Through these specialized courses taught within each Major, students gain industry-standard skills in portfolio development, presentation delivery, collaboration, client/collector relations, negotiation, ethical awareness, project management, and more.

3. Real-World Engagement

Internships, Collaboration with Partner Organizations, Travel Study, Contact with Visiting Professionals and Alumni

Students engage with outside partners and organizations through our renowned Creative Action program, Internships, and Travel Study opportunities. In addition, Otis College presents annually several distinguished lecture series and workshops, which provide opportunities for students directly to interact with leading thinkers and makers of our time.

4. Career Services and Mentoring

Academic Mentoring & Goal-setting, Career Counseling, Job Board, Alumni Support

Launching a career begins well before graduation, and Otis College provides numerous resources to support students and alumni at every step. Each semester, students meet with a faculty Academic Mentor to focus on goal-setting, explore career options, and receive individualized recommendations.

The Career Services office provides specific guidance on résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and presentation development. Career Services also connects students and alumni to internship, freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities through a vast online job board featuring over 2,600 employers.

5. A New Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

Building Businesses and Organizations, Forming Partnerships, Collaborations and Collectives

Building on the required Business Practices course, interested students can dive deeper into the world of start-ups, small businesses, and solopreneurship through a new Entrepreneurial Studies Minor. This new curricular program complements any Major field of study, and supports participants in forming their own studio, developing their work or product, and marketing themselves for visibility, recognition, and success.

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