"I love that LACMA and Otis are together fostering a new generation of artists who will include public engagement in their practice."
Karen Satzman, Director of Youth and Family Programs
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Community Arts Engagement Minor is for students who wish to work in art/design education and socially engaged art/design practices in venues that do not require a teaching credential, such as K-12 private schools, museum education departments, community arts centers, correctional facilities, therapeutic arts programs, design companies that focus on educational materials, and the use of art and design as an agent for positive social change.
The Community Arts Engagement minor is open to all undergraduate majors. Otis College Extension students can participate through concurrent enrollment in the Art Education Certificate Program: Teaching Artist Track.
|LIBS213||Teaching for Learning I||3.0|
|AHCS221||Community Arts in LA||3.0|
|CAIL300||Creative Action Studio*||2.0|
|LIBS313||Teaching for Learning II||3.0|
|ACTS335||Community Arts Internship||2.0|
*A limited number of CAIL Junior Studios will count towards the Community Arts Engagement minor, as determined each semester by the Creative Action and ACT Directors.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Artists, Community and Teaching Program, Creative Action, and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Community Arts Engagement minor fits into your chosen major
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2015-16 (class of 2019):
Community Arts Engagement Minor Academic Plan 15-16
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class 0f 2020):
Community Arts Engagement Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Community Arts Engagement Minor Academic Plan 17-18
Learn more about Interdisciplinary Studies, eligibility requirements, and the application process.