Established in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres, and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.
Two of those MFA programs now call Culver City home. Students in the Fine Arts and Public Practice tracks have the benefit not only of being in the heart of Culver City’s arts district at 10455 Jefferson Blvd., but they have the opportunity to work in a brand new space that includes artists’ studios, administrative offices, a computer lab and two large public spaces, which will host artists in residence, public exhibitions and lectures, and open studio events.
“We look forward to joining the Culver City arts community as a vital new member,” Chair of Otis Graduate Fine Arts Roy Dowell said in an official statement. “This facility represents a major enhancement to the education we provide to our graduate students. This new space inspires students to create outstanding work and encourages them to connect with the community where they can engage publicly.”
According to an official press release from the college, several Culver City galleries are owned by Otis alumni, including Eleana del Rio of Koplin del Rio and Erin Kermanikian of Western Projects.