• 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. 


Creating Your ePortfolio

All undergraduate students should have a Learning ePortfolio.

New and transferring students will set-up a Learning ePortfolio during Registration.

STUDENTS: Download Instructions to Create Your Learning ePortfolio (PDF)

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Log In to O-Space first!

You will see three categories identified by gray horizontal menu bars: 
  • My e-portfolio
  • My courses
  • My communities

Go to the “My e-portfolio” section

Select “Create” on the upper right

+The information you enter can be changed and updated at a later date. 

+You cannot change your template once your e-portfolio has been created. 

ePortfolio Title > If you wish to use a space between words, use an underscore.

Template > Make sure you select the template that best suits your needs. Don't know? Choose "Create from Scratch." Pictures of each template are below.

Theme > Choose a desired theme. You can go in an edit the CSS Code once you have created your ePortfolio.

Permission Settings and Tagging:

  • Private To Otis: You can set-up your e-portfolio so only the Otis community can see it.
  • Private To Me: You can set-up your e-portfolio so only you can see it.
  • Public: You can have anyone look at your e-portfolio.
  • Custom Permissions: Add individuals from the Otis community.

ePortfolio Directory: 

  • STUDENTS: Your Learning ePortfolio is used with your courses, please keep this default setting so your instructor and peers can access your ePortfolio more readily.
  • Allow you to list your ePortfolio under searchable categories in the O-Space directory.
  • Select from the drop down menu and add using the + button. 
  • You can add as many categories as you like.
  • Select your preference.
Select Save and your ePortfolio is ready for you to Add Content

Possible ePortfolio Templates



Create from Scratch


+Students only.

Learning ePortfolio Template


+Students only.

Sophomore CA-IL Template


+Faculty only.

Rank & Promotion Template


+Faculty only.

Blended Course Template


+Departments only.

Program Review Template


+Departments only.

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