Job Summary: Otis College of Art and Design seeks a visionary Chair of Otis’ reputable Toy Design Program located in the heart of creative Industry in Los Angeles. The chair provides leadership for the Toy Design department and collaborates with other programs to achieve the College’s mission. Otis’ Toy Design program offers comprehensive design curriculum with the idea of toys as fundamental to our growth and our culture. The Chair of Toy Design oversees all educational and operational aspects of the program including but not limited to curriculum development, faculty, student advisement, and resource planning as well as enrollment management. Otis College of Art and Design is Los Angeles’ first professional school of art. Otis College educates a diverse community of students to become highly skilled, well informed, and responsible professionals- empowering them to shape the world. The College ranks in the top 1% of all colleges and universities in the nation and ethnic and racial diversity of students and is committed to expand diversity of the faculty to develop and provide inclusive and equitable learning environment. Independent, nonprofit, and regionally and nationally accredited, Otis College offers M.F.A and B.F.A. degrees. B.F.A. majors include Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Communication Arts, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, and Toy Design. As one of only two colleges in the world with a Toy Design program, the curriculum includes the major categories of plush, preschool, dolls, action figures, toy vehicles, games, and more. Guidance from leading industry professionals and the use of state-of-art technology ensure that student work meets current professional standards. Our alumni work at Mattel, Fisher-Price, Disney, Playmates, Bandai and many more innovative industries. The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX where approximately 1,100 full time students are enrolled in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Toy Design Studios assist students to build their community and practice their creativity at Otis college. Students enjoy exploring Otis College facilities including Painting studios, Photography Lab, Lighting studio and Green Screen, Video Lab, Laboratory Press, Wood and Metal Shop, Model Shop, Printmaking Shop, Sculpture Studio, Ceramics Studio, Library, Learning Center, Residence Housing, Student Health and Wellness Center, and more.
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