• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton


Course/Credit Breakdown

Distribution Requirements
Liberal Arts and Sciences courses make up 1/3 of the course requirements for graduation. These are distributed among Art History, English, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences depending on the studio major.

Categories of Courses
Foundation (FNDT) Courses:
Students in all majors are required to fulfill Art History, English, and Liberal Studies courses listed below in their first year.
(Based on the Writing Placement Test, students may be required to take the following prerequisites: ENGL020, ENGL050, or ENGL 090.)

Foundation (FNDT) Courses

AHCS120 Introduction to Visual Culture (3)
AHCS121 Birth of the Modern (3)
ENGL107 Writing in the Digital Age (3)
LIBS114 Ways of Knowing (3)

Required Courses
Students are required to fulfill Art History, Capstone, English, Creative Action, Liberal Studies, and Social Science within the categories below.

Credits Breakdown

  A/L/I Communication Arts Digital Media Fashion Design Fine Arts Product Design Toy Design
Art History
Foundation 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Required 12 6 6 8 6 6 6
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Social Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Natural Sciences
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required Elective Courses
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)              
Foundation 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Required 6 12 9 6 9 9 0
Creative Action              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Capstone              
Required 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
LAS Total Credits 45 45 42 42 42 42 42

The above information can also be found in the Hoot (course catalog).


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