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Shirin Neshat to Kick Off Summer Programs and Residencies at Otis College

On June 5, 2018, Otis College will partner with the Hammer Museum to present Shirin Neshat’s screening of a film within a film, “Looking for Oum Kulthum,” which depicts the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. 

Movies that Matter Special Screening: Hidden Figures

Please join us for a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the award-winning powerful new drama, Hidden Figures, on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM in the Otis College Forum. Hidden Figures celebrates the powerful, real-life story of three African American women in the segregated South who crossed race and gender lines and made it possible for the first American man to orbit the Earth.


  • production of Critical Mass Performance Group’s “Ameryka.”
    "On Prop Design" Course Gives Students the Opportunity to Make Connections with Experts, Build Their Own Props
    March 29
  • Jeesica Ngo
    Fostering a Creative Community with Jessica Ngo
    May 4
  • Social Change Through Media
    April 25

Catalogue: short films by Dana Berman Duff

Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.


  • A Remembrance of John Baldessari by Otis College Fine Arts Chair Meg Cranston 
    January 14
  • detail of the new Los Angeles Public Library Card featuring the artwork of Gajin Fujita. (Los Angeles Public Library)detail of the new Los Angeles Public Library Card featuring the artwork of Gajin Fujita. (Los Angeles Public Library)
    Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles has new library card art
    April 23
  • Aruna D’Souza's book 'Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts' with a black background 
    Aruna D’Souza on "What We Want from Museums These Days"
    February 15

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film Reviewed in the NY Times

A Daughter’s Promise, a Mother’s Story

‘Mia, a Dancer’s Journey,’ at Film Festival in New York
By Gia Kourlas
Shortly before Mia Slavenska died in 2002, Maria Ramas, her daughter, made a promise: to tell her story. “She had spent many years feeling, as many artists do who outlive their fame and their time of creativity, that the dance world wouldn’t remember her and her contribution,” Ms. Ramas said in an interview. “It was really difficult for her to make peace with that.”

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st.

Otis Celebrates International Education Month

The Center for International Education (CIE) at Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting a series of events during the month of November to coincide with International Education Week, which is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.