Through a special partnership with Loyola Marymount University, Otis College of Art and Design students will be able to take dozens of courses offered at LMU during the Spring 2019 semester. In return, LMU students will be able to take select courses at Otis College. This partnership will expand course offerings at both institutions and will bring many new opportunities to students on both campuses.
"We are always looking for ways to expand learning opportunities for Otis College students and we are excited to bring them these new course offerings through our neighbor, LMU," said Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson.
The LMU courses that are available to Otis College students cover a wide range of topics including “Introduction to Social Media,” “Theatre in Los Angeles,” "Gender and the Military,” “Politics of California,” and “Ancient Egyptian Religion,” among many others. LMU students will be able to take courses such as "Sculpture," "Experimental Film," "Motion Design Basics," and "Ideation Boot Camp," to name a few.
A number of Otis College students have already taken advantage of the new cross-registration partnership with LMU and have signed up for courses ranging from "Video Production for Public Relations" to "Intermediate Hip Hop."
Loyola Marymount University is ranked in the top 15 percent of higher education institutions nationally by The Wall Street Journal. Founded in 1911, LMU is a Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount university with more than 6,100 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. LMU offers 61 undergraduate majors and 55 minor programs, along with 49 master’s degree programs, three doctorate programs and 13 credential/authorization programs. Its Westchester campus is less than one mile from the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus of Otis College.
LMU and Otis College have collaborated throughout their history but this is the first cross-registration opportunity offered to students at both institutions.