• 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.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Graphic Design Careers

Students intent on pursuing traditional careers in graphic design from print to the Web are exposed to a broad educational experience that values problem-solving and conceptual thinking, promotes collaboration, and builds competence communicating not only in two- and three-dimensions, but also 4D, time-based media. Courses and electives are taught by a faculty team of industry professionals who are leaders in their field.



Art Direction
Art Traffic Coordination
Book Design
Branding and Identity Design
Broadcast Design
Character Development
Children's Book Illustration
Collateral Design
Content Development
Creative/Design Direction
Editorial Illustration
Environmental Design
  Exhibition Design
Interactive Media
Packaging Design
Print design
Print Production
Publication Design
Signage + Wayfinding Design
Textile Design
Web Design


Selected employers include:

  ABC, Inc. and partners
Adams Morioka
Apple itunes
Autry National Center
Bau-Da Design Lab
Capitol Records
Conde Nast Publications
Deutsch Inc, L.A.
DeVa Communications
Disney Consumer Products
Gehry Partners
Guitar Center
I Design Studio
IE Design + Communications
Interscope Records
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Magazine
Maverick Records
Maxx Marketing
Metro Transit Authority
Ogilvy Worldwide
Nuby Technology
Sony Music
Tornado Design
Twentieth Century Fox
Univision 34, KMEX-TV
U.S. News and World Report
Von Dutch
Warner Bros. Records
WB Network
Young & Rubicam