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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu


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 the Office of Registration and Records (Ahmnanson Hall, 2nd floor) to assist you in planning your schedule and preparing for Registration each semester. She can be reached at cmalcom@otis.edu or (310) 846-2550.  

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.