Otis College of Art and Design offers toy design program with Mattel

Students who are interested in creating art may want to consider enrolling in a toy design program. Otis College of Art and Design offers one of the only programs for toy design in the country, and has received education grants from Mattel, an international producer of children's playthings, the school reports in a press release.

Mattel's gift is part of its commitment to support Otis student scholarships, art and design curriculum as well as facility enhancement. The partnership between the two institutions began more than 20 years ago when Otis relocated its campus from mid-town Los Angeles to Westchester, which is close to Mattel Corporate Headquarters in El Segundo.

Since then, Mattel has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the college through classroom collaborations in toy design and fashion design, sponsorship of the annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, and funding for student visits to Hong Kong toy manufacturers.

"We see this financial contribution as an investment in the future," said Bryan Stockton, president of the company.

Mattel is the top employer of Otis graduates. 

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