• 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.



Chronological Resume Template (PDF) Standard format used by most college students. List all of your achievements to help get an interview. You may want to tailor your resume to your program of study.

Functional Resume Template (PDF) Differs from a chronological resume (the kind most people use) in that it highlights skills rather than work history. Typically this is used by individuals who are changing careers or have gaps in their work history.

Cover Letter (PDF) Introduce yourself, express what’s not evident in your resume, and talk about why you’d be a good “fit” at the organization. Tailor it to suit a job description for a specific organization. Slight modifications based on your personal taste and/or field of study are acceptable.

Thank You (PDF) Thank individuals for giving you their time. Often sent after an interview but could also be sent after a chance encounter with a contact or after being provided with a career connection or opportunity. Remind the recipient about you and your qualifications, reiterate your enthusiasm and commitment to the position, and show that you pay attention to details.

Informational Interview (PDF) Gather information from a professional in your desired career and/or industry of interest in an in-person, 15-30 minute meeting. Ask the professional a series of prepared question to gain a better understanding of their work.

Action Words (PDF) Use action words in your resumes and cover letters to describe work experience.

Use the Center for Creative Profession’s LinkedIn page as a professional approach for connecting with employers, faculty, staff, and peers.

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