• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Academic Advising

advising logo Academic Advising provides individual guidance in course selection, schedule planning, and graduation checks prior to registration each semester. Academic Advising complements Academic Mentoring. Together, these programs comprise Advising at Otis.




Department (or Major) advisers provide individual guidance in program of study-specific course selection, scheduling, and graduation checks as needed prior to registration each semester. To learn about advising within the Foundation (first-year) Program or your department, visit or contact the department office.

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As Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom is available in Ahmanson Hall, 2nd floor, Room 204C in the One-Stop to assist you in planning your schedule and preparing for Registration each semester. Carrie can be reached at or (310) 846-2550.

Students may also request appointments with Carrie through the online Insight appointment scheduling software.

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Major (Department) Advisers can be reached at:

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Linda Pollari (310) 665-6867

Artists, Community and Teaching (A. C. T.)*  Michele Jaquis (310) 846-2632

Communication Arts Tanya Rubbak (310) 665-6840

Digital Media Harry Mott / Kathleen Milnes (310) 665-6987

Fashion Design Connie Martinez (310) 665-6875

Fine Arts Christopher Chung (310) 665-6827

Foundation Program Joanne Mitchell (310) 665-6900

Creative Action: Integrated Learning * Allison Knight (310) 846-2586

Liberal Arts and Science Marnie Farmer (310) 846-2588

Interdisciplinary Studies (Minors) * Michele Jaquis (310) 846-2632

Product Design Michael Kollins (310) 846-2573

Toy Design Deborah Ryan (310) 665-6985

*Advising for A.C.T., Interdisciplinary Studies, and Creative Action: Integrated Learning is offered by those offices, in addition to department advising.

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