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Otis College Commencement Sends Forth New Artists and Designers

Otis College of Art and Design graduated another class of talented creatives on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College. The ceremony was overseen by Interim President Randy Lavender and Interim Provost Kim Russo and featured a commencement speech by MacArthur “Genius” grant and award-winning choreographer, performer, and author, Elizabeth Streb. Streb received an honorary degree alongside Otis College alumnus and artist, Gajin Fujita. 

 

 

Watch the 2019 Otis College Commencement Ceremony

The 2019 Otis College Commencement Ceremony will be available via livestream at https://www.otis.edu/student-activities/commencement-2019 beginning at noon on May 12, 2019.

Artist Mark Bradford to Give 2018 Commencement Address

Renowned Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford will address the Class of 2018 and receive an honorary degree at Otis College of Art and Design's Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at noon. Rosemary Brantley, retired Founding Chair of the Fashion Design Department, will also be recognized at the ceremony with an honorary degree.

Commencement 2017 in Photos

On Mother's Day, Otis College of Art and Design held its 2017 Commencement Ceremony in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College. Remarks by college president Bruce W. Ferguson, honorary degree recipient Thom Mayne, and valedictorian Hana Siobhan O'Regan all urged the new graduates to use their creative practice as a vehicle to move the world, and themselves, forward. 

Architect Thom Mayne to Give Commencement Address

Renowned architect Thom Mayne will address the Class of 2017 and guests at Otis College of Art and Design's Commencement ceremony on Sunday May 14, 2017. Mayne is one of the world's leading architects with projects around the globe and over forty years experience contributing to leading academic institutions and the study of architecture. He will receive an honorary degree from Otis College at the event. 

Otis College of Art and Design Honors Socially-Engaged Artists; Rick Lowe and Masami Teraoka to Receive Honorary Degrees

LOS ANGELES, CA - Otis College of Art and Design will award honorary doctorates to Rick Lowe, visionary social-practice artist, and Otis alumnus Masami Teraoka (’68 MFA), internationally recognized artist and human rights advocate, at the 2016 Commencement ceremony May 15, 2016. 

Otis Honors Pioneers in Online Education and Fine Art; Lynda Weinman and John Mason to Receive Honorary Degrees

Los Angeles, CA - May 06, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design will award honorary doctorates to Lynda Weinman, co-founder of the pioneering distance education company lynda.com, and renowned ceramics sculptor and Otis alumnus John Mason (’57) at the 2015 Commencement ceremony May 10, 2015.
 

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  • Surface designs by Debra Valencia
    Why Surface Design is a Hot Field for Artists and Designers to Explore
    May 21
  • Otis College Annual Exhibition
    Otis College’s 38th Annual Exhibition Goes Online to Showcase Work of Graduating Students
    May 8
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    May 1