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Student Advising is key to your success at Otis. Advisers guide, support, and encourage you toward successfully navigating the curricula, completing all required courses and credits, and graduating with your classmates. More than mere information sharing, advising helps you shape and achieve your educational, personal, and career goals. As trained artists and designers themselves, your advisers understand the art/design disciplines and look forward to sharing that understanding with you as you plan your undergraduate education.
While Otis provides a strong support system to help you make informed and responsible decisions, set realistic goals, and develop the life-management skills necessary to succeed at Otis and beyond, you are responsible for your education. Please meet with recommended advisor(s) at suggested intervals, and seek help you might need—we are committed to helping you help yourself!
Two primary modes of Advising at Otis, Academic Advising and Academic Mentoring, are each meant to serve a specific purpose that you can benefit from throughout your undergraduate experience:
*Advising for A.C.T., Interdisciplinary Studies, and Integrated Learning are offered in those offices, in addition todepartment/major advising.
Department advisers provide individual guidance in major-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 major department, visit or contact the department office:
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (310) 665-6867
Artists, Community and Teaching (A. C. T.)* (310) 846-2632
Communication Arts (310) 665-6840
Digital Media (310) 665-6987
Fashion Design (310) 665-6875
Fine Arts (310) 665-6827
Foundation Program (310) 665-6900
Integrated Learning * (310) 846-2586
Liberal Arts and Science (310) 665-6944
Interdisciplinary Studies (310) 846-2632
Product Design (310) 846-2573
Toy Design (310) 665-6985
Academic Mentoring is a student-centered academic support program that provides sequential, guided discussion that fosters reflection about individual educational and career path issues. The program helps you successfully navigate your transition into college, define your educational goals, and make full use of campus and community resources during college. Academic Mentors also help you identify and prepare for broader educational and/or career opportunities after college. For information please contact email@example.com, (310) 665-6996.
Please review the Course Catalog, which lists the curriculum for the year that you entered Otis, or, if you transferred from another institution of higher learning, the year you would have started at Otis as a freshman. Consult the catalog often; it is your guide to the degree programs and will inform you of all course and credit requirements. The Schedule of Courses includes all days, times, and room assignments associated with course offerings; consult this guide to create a course schedule with your adviser each semester.