• 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.


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There is currently no known emergency at Otis College.

During an emergency, information will be available at our

Toll-Free Emergency Information Number: 1 (888) 751–7523

Our Emergency Website:


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During an emergency, campus officials will work as quickly as possible to provide accurate information through the phone and website listed above.

If you need to report an injury, accident, or emergency situation on campus, dial 911 from a campus phone.  Note:  You do not need to dial 9 first to get an outside line.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 911.  You should also notify Campus Security.

To contact Campus Security dial x6965 from any campus phone.  If you are calling from a cell phone, a pay phone on campus, or from off-campus, dial 1 (310) 665-6965.

Additional Emergency and Campus Safety information for students.

For emergency medical care please use the Facilities recommended by the Office of Student Affairs

If you are a student in crisis and need assistance, please visit the Counseling Services area.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, please visit the Sexual Assault page within the Campus Safety area of Student Affairs.

Important Numbers

Campus Main Number 1 (310) 665-6800
Otis Security Desk 1 (310) 665-6965
Police and Medical 911
Campus Emergency Information Number 1 (888) 751-7523
Student Counseling Services 1 (310) 665-6968
Student Affairs 1 (310) 665-6960

Other Sources of Emergency Information

Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health

Are you prepared for an emergency?  Most of us are not.  The best way to get ready is to follow the recommendations of your local authorities and emergency services. For Otis emergency procedures, please review the Emergency Procedure Handbook (PDF - login may be required).

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