Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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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 cmalcom@otis.edu 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 Michelle Andrade (310) 846-2560

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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