Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Selected Employers

Among the firms that employ many alumni are fashion design companies Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie/Free People, Quiksilver/Roxy, PacSun, BCBG, Lunada Bay, Forever 21, GUESS, Juicy Couture, and Nike/Hurley; toy companies Mattell, JAKKS Pacific,and Hasbro, entertainment giants Apple, Disney, DreamWorks, Imaginary Forces, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Cartoon Network, and Sony; and cultural organizations such as LACMA and the Getty.

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Common Studios

“No school can completely prepare you for what everyone faces after graduation, but it was at Otis that we learned to combine our create instincts with the ability to act upon them in strategic ways.” Daniel Phillips (’08) and Kim Karlsrud (’07), Common Studio. See Featured Video...

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Otis in the Movies

Otis in the Biz

Alumni have enriched the entertainment industry since Wilfred Jackson’s (‘28) animations for Disney’s Silly Symphony (1935) and Thomas McKimson’s (‘25) concept for Tweety Bird for Warner Brothers in the 1930s. More...


Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Many Fashion Design graduates make New York their home. Watch videos of alumni in New York...


We Went to Otis College

We went to Otis College

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Outstanding Alumni

Outstanding Alumni

Otis College grads are professional artists and designers who have made outstanding contributions to the creative culture for almost 100 years. They demonstrate the spirit of experimentation that Otis College has imbued in its students. In today’s innovation-driven economy, in which careers are flexible, adaptable paths into the unknown rather than strictly mapped routes, Otis alumni grasp the big picture, find inventive solutions to complex problems, and express their own voices through various media. Some work in disciplines related to their area of study, expanding the boundaries of their creative practice; others leap imaginatively across vocational borders. From museum and exhibition design to the Hollywood screen, from the clothes we wear to the toys with which our children play, alumni shape the world. Otis graduates span the globe, pursuing unprecedented opportunities in our increasingly multicultural society. See More Profiles...


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