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Honorary Degree Recipients

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 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.

Otis awards Rick Lowe and Masami Teraoka honorary degrees at Commencement

Otis College of Art and Design awarded Honorary Degrees to Rick Lowe, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and visionary social-practice artist, and Otis alumnus Masami Teraoka (’64, MFA FINE ARTS ’68), internationally recognized artist and human rights advocate, at the 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 15, 2016.