Otis students really are artists in every sense of the word. Their attention to detail is amazing. I’ve been recruiting for Urban Outfitters, Inc. since 2007, and there hasn’t been a year that we haven’t been to Otis. The school is a “must-see.”– Jane Day, Talent Development Director, Urban Outfitters.
Otis is exporing the development of a new MFA program in the field of architectural Lighting Design. Funding opportunities include capital and in-kind gifts from leading design firms, manufacturers, foundations, trusts, and agencies, in support of this program launch.
Research, Development & Design Projects
Engage students and faculty in research, design ideation, conceptualization, and product and prototype development. You provide students with the design challenge and they deliver the solutions. Sponsored projects are also a great way to scout and recruit talent. Short “brainstorm sessions” to full-semester projects are available.
Talent Recruitment & Engagement
We know that access to talent is a priority for our corporate partners. From sponsored projects to on-campus presentations, internship events to portfolio reviews, we work closely with you to find the best platform to meet your needs.
Otis Sustainability Alliance
Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Disney, Eddie Bauer and Todd Oldham are the founding members of the Otis Sustainability Alliance, a partnership between design industry leaders and higher education that aims to advance environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Events & Visibility
A wide range of events can support your marketing and visibility efforts. Otis is also active on social networking channels to help reach your target audience. Below are selected signature Otis events.
- Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show - Evening gala draws 800+ high-level guests, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel each May
- Otis Report on the Creative Economy - Design, entertainment, business, government and community leaders attend
- Annual Exhibition Preview - Three-day exhibition in May of work by graduates draws more than 3,000 visitors
- Gallery Exhibitions - Art Ltd. Magazine called Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery “a must-see destination for its smart, edgy shows.” 20,000 visitors; 4-5 shows/yr; sponsor exhibition, receptions, and special events
More than 86% of Otis students receive scholarships or financial aid. Create an annual or endowed scholarship to support talented and deserving students. Provide opportunities for academic departments to invest in strategic priorities, faculty development, student materials and equipment. In-kind support is also welcomed.
For more information contact Christine Leahey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-846-2640.