Events
  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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Your Creative Future Initiative

Your Creative Future is a signature career preparation initiative at the core of an Otis College education. Students learn practical, professional, and related business skills that empower them to successfully move from College studies into thriving professional careers.

Your Creative Future builds on the courses, degrees, and services that the College provides, and expands current offerings to include new courses, a curricular pathway to entrepreneurship, and an even more individualized education.

Your Creative Future - Professional Preparation Courses, Business Practices Courses, Real-World Engagement. Entrepreneurial Studies Minor, Individual Career Launch Support.

The initiative is based on five key elements...

1. Business Practices for Every Student

Business Planning, Basic Accounting, Principles of Finance, And More

Students benefit from new course offerings within the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum that teach business skills tailored for artists and designers, including business planning, basic accounting, principles of finance, cost structuring, taxation, invoicing, and more.

2. Discipline-Specific Professional Preparation

Professional Practice Skills, Knowledge of Professional Standards, Engagement and Presentation Skills

Through these specialized courses taught within each Major, students gain industry-standard skills in portfolio development, presentation delivery, collaboration, client/collector relations, negotiation, ethical awareness, project management, and more.

3. Real-World Engagement

Internships, Collaboration with Partner Organizations, Travel Study, Contact with Visiting Professionals and Alumni

Students engage with outside partners and organizations through our renowned Creative Action program, Internships, and Travel Study opportunities. In addition, Otis College presents annually several distinguished lecture series and workshops, which provide opportunities for students directly to interact with leading thinkers and makers of our time.

4. Career Services and Mentoring

Academic Mentoring & Goal-setting, Career Counseling, Job Board, Alumni Support

Launching a career begins well before graduation, and Otis College provides numerous resources to support students and alumni at every step. Each semester, students meet with a faculty Academic Mentor to focus on goal-setting, explore career options, and receive individualized recommendations.

The Career Services office provides specific guidance on résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and presentation development. Career Services also connects students and alumni to internship, freelance, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities through a vast online job board featuring over 2,600 employers.

5. A New Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

Building Businesses and Organizations, Forming Partnerships, Collaborations and Collectives

Building on the required Business Practices course, interested students can dive deeper into the world of start-ups, small businesses, and solopreneurship through a new Entrepreneurial Studies Minor. This new curricular program complements any Major field of study, and supports participants in forming their own studio, developing their work or product, and marketing themselves for visibility, recognition, and success.

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