Teaching Award: Otino Corsano

We are pleased to announce that our instructor, Otino Corsano is the recipient of the 2022-2023 OCAD U SCS Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding instructors at the School of Continuing Studies. Otino teaches Introduction to Adobe InDesign, Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Introduction to Video Editing, and Storyboarding for Media Production.

“One word. Excellence! Otino’s course structure and content are superb. He's warm, engaging, focused, and organised. Even with 30 students you feel seen. That's no easy task online. I've taken lots of courses, and a good instructor is key to learning. I'll be seeking him out for more classes.” – student comment (Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Winter 2023, online), from teaching award nominations

Otino Corsano is a New Genres artist exploring areas of meaning production in a variety of media. He graduated from OCA (now OCAD University) in 1992. At the University of Toronto, Otino studied with pioneer video artist Colin Campell and earned an Honours BA in 1997, specializing in Visual Art Studies. He moved to Los Angeles to attend Otis College of Art and Design, completing an MFA in 2000. Otino has taught at the University of Toronto and at OCAD University for two decades, first in the Faculty of Design, then transitioning to the School of Continuing Studies in 2012. There Otino leads the development, design, and delivery of Adobe CC courses, winning a Teaching Award in 2017 and 2023. In 2019, he completed the Differentiated Instruction Made Practical course at Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a professional artist, Otino exhibited extensively in Toronto and abroad. He established Ocean Course Films as a contemporary art entity producing his collaborative work alongside commercial directors, actors, choreographers, contemporary dancers, sound engineers, editors, and composers.