Otis College Of Art And Design

Graduate Public Practice

Address:

9045 Lincoln Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

United States

Phone:

(310) 846-2610

Fax:

(310) 665-6805

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Public Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The only educational program in the Southern California region dedicated exclusively to providing artists with advanced skills for working in the public sphere, the Program focuses on both collaborative and individual art production. Entering students design a unique educational plan to fit their interests, with the latitude to experience both community and studio contexts. Public practice – also called participatory art, community art, public art, situational art or social sculpture – can consist of a variety of media including video, performance, drawing, photography, sculpture and web-based projects. Students start with a collaborative project - one that results in an exhibition or public presentation - led by artists such as Andrea Bowers, Suzanne Lacy or Rick Lowe. Along the way they meet and interact with recognized professionals such as Mel Chin and Sam Durant, and network with artists, critics and curators from around the world. Students travel individually or as a group as part of their curriculum, exploring cultures as diverse as a small farming town in the San Joaquin Valley or hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.

Accreditation:

Council on Occupational Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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