• Otis College’s Fine Art Department presents:

    “How to Live?”

    Otis College of Art and Design
    Undergraduate Fine Arts Critic-in-Residence, 2016 – 2017


    7:30pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016
    In Otis College's Goldsmith Campus Forum
    Free and open to the public

  • 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.


Continuing Education Course

Portfolio Preparation: Photography

A strong portfolio is essential for students planning to pursue a career in photography. During this course, students create 10-20 photographs as they learn how to develop a professional fine art photographic portfolio. Working one-on-one with the instructor, students develop the skills needed to create and edit a portfolio and learn to write and speak clearly about his or her work. An important part of the college application process, students work on their portfolios and receive counseling on artwork presentation. Course also covers preparation for group and solo shows and how to apply for artist opportunities.

Prerequisite: Photography experience preferred, but not required

First class materials: Camera, pen and paper or laptop for taking notes, and 3-5 pieces of previous photography artwork. For beginning students, bring 3-5 examples of photography you admire.

• All students attending courses on the Goldsmith Campus must check in with Continuing Education staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building.
• All Portfolio Preparation students are required to submit a completed Pre-College Programs Emergency Contact Information Form, Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement of Receipt, and Photo/Video Release Form prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XPFP1172
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: NC
Lab: $35
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