• Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency


    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.


    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011


e-Portfolio Permissions

Designate who has access to the content of your e-portfolio and their role.




This is handled within Portfolio Tools > Settings under the area for Permissions.

+Student Learning ePortfolios should be set to "Private within Otis College of Art and Design."

ePortfolio Tools Menu

  • Private To Otis = only the Otis community can see e-portfolio.
  • Private To Me = only you can see e-portfolio.
  • Public = anyone can see e-portfolio; no O-Space log-in required.
  • Custom Permissions =  add individuals from Otis and define level of access.

Permission Options

Under "Private" or "Public" you can further restrict acces by creating your own password access.



This feature gives you the opportunity to add:

  • individual users (enter their name into the box under Additional Permissions)
  • groups of users (typically from an O-Space Course or O-Space Group)

Many people have similar names. If you cannot find the correct person, type in their full Otis email address. If that does not work, please contact the TLC.



Once you add users or groups to your e-portfolio, you have the option to choose their role:

  • Viewer = only view the content.
  • Editor = can add content to e-portfolio and save it in draft form.
  • Publisher = add content and publish it for others to see.
  • Admin = has full control over the e-portfolio.

Editors + Publishers + Admin will receive email notifications when comments are left on e-portfolio pages.



Under "Private" or "Public" you can select the option to show e-portfolio in the school directory. 

Select this option for your Learning ePortfolio!

If an e-Portfolio does not "show in the directory," it can still be accessed if one has the direct URL (and the permission to access it.) It will not appear in any searches, including when clicking on the link to X's Portfolios on the People tab.



  1. If interested in creating a common collaborative space for students - Publisher access is sufficient.
  2. We advise providing either unique pages and/or having students add their own modules in uploading content to a common ePortfolio.
    Why? If everyone tries to upload content into the same page and the same module on that page - it is easy to accidentally delete each other's work since everyone is trying to upload work to the same spot at the same time. 
  3. If students only need View access to an ePortfolio, have your students subscribe to the e-portfolio instead of adding them as individuals. The ePortfolio will appear on their O-Space Home Screen.