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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. 

Advice for Graduating Students from Six Otis College Alumni Who Have Been There

National Portfolio Day visitors heard some great advice from our alumni at the Career in the Arts panel. Alumni Phoenix Owens ('16, Digital Media), Erfan Zamani ('14 A/L/I), Izzy Savage ('15 A/L/I), Hayley Quentin ('08 Fine Arts), Nicholas Edinger ('16 Digital Media), and Derek Gonzalez ('13 Communications Arts) sounded off on life as a creative and what it takes to be a working artist. We asked these recent alumni if they had any specific advice for students beginning their final semester at Otis College. 

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. 

CLASS OF 2015 COMMENCEMENT!

CLASS OF 2015 COMMENCEMENT!

The 2015 Otis Commencement Exercises is scheduled for Sunday, May 10,  2015. The ceremony will be be held at 3:00pm locally at Westchester Park, due to limited space available on campus as a result of the Campus expansion project. More details on Commencment will be emailed to students during the Spring 2015 semester. Please save the date for commencment.

For questions or comment related to ALL commencement related matters, please contact Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities at (310) 846-2595.

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    May 29
  • Surface designs by Debra Valencia
    Why Surface Design is a Hot Field for Artists and Designers to Explore
    May 21
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