Events
  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Your Creative Future Initiative

Your Creative Future is a signature career preparation initiative at the core of an Otis College education. Students learn practical, professional, and related business skills that empower them to successfully move from College studies into thriving professional careers.

Your Creative Future builds on the courses, degrees, and services that the College provides, and expands current offerings to include new courses, a curricular pathway to entrepreneurship, and an even more individualized education.

Your Creative Future - Professional Preparation Courses, Business Practices Courses, Real-World Engagement. Entrepreneurial Studies Minor, Individual Career Launch Support.

The initiative is based on five key elements...

1. Business Practices for Every Student

Business Planning, Basic Accounting, Principles of Finance, And More

Students benefit from new course offerings within the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum that teach business skills tailored for artists and designers, including business planning, basic accounting, principles of finance, cost structuring, taxation, invoicing, and more.

2. Discipline-Specific Professional Preparation

Professional Practice Skills, Knowledge of Professional Standards, Engagement and Presentation Skills

Through these specialized courses taught within each Major, students gain industry-standard skills in portfolio development, presentation delivery, collaboration, client/collector relations, negotiation, ethical awareness, project management, and more.

3. Real-World Engagement

Internships, Collaboration with Partner Organizations, Travel Study, Contact with Visiting Professionals and Alumni

Students engage with outside partners and organizations through our renowned Creative Action program, Internships, and Travel Study opportunities. In addition, Otis College presents annually several distinguished lecture series and workshops, which provide opportunities for students directly to interact with leading thinkers and makers of our time.

4. Career Services and Mentoring

Academic Mentoring & Goal-setting, Career Counseling, Job Board, Alumni Support

Launching a career begins well before graduation, and Otis College provides numerous resources to support students and alumni at every step. Each semester, students meet with a faculty Academic Mentor to focus on goal-setting, explore career options, and receive individualized recommendations.

The Career Services office provides specific guidance on résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and presentation development. Career Services also connects students and alumni to internship, freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities through a vast online job board featuring over 2,600 employers.

5. A New Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

Building Businesses and Organizations, Forming Partnerships, Collaborations and Collectives

Building on the required Business Practices course, interested students can dive deeper into the world of start-ups, small businesses, and solopreneurship through a new Entrepreneurial Studies Minor. This new curricular program complements any Major field of study, and supports participants in forming their own studio, developing their work or product, and marketing themselves for visibility, recognition, and success.

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