Events
  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Admitted Students

Newly admitted students can find a list of next steps below to enroll at Otis College. 

Undergraduate Student Enrollment Guide

Step 1: Secure your Spot at Otis College!

You’re in! Now secure your spot by submitting the Intent to Register form. Once you’ve submitted the form, pay the nonrefundable $250 tuition deposit on Self-Service. After logging in to the secure area of Self-Service, go to “Student Records” and then “Payments.”

Self-Service is a custom portal which allows you to view and accept your financial aid, pay your tuition bill and see your course registration. You can log on to Self-Service using your ID number and pin, which was provided to you via email when you were admitted.

It is recommended that you secure your spot by December 15 for the spring and May 1 for the fall to ensure sufficient time to enroll by the start of the semester.

Step 2: Financial Aid – Apply and Accept Awards

Admitted students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid, should apply by submitting the FAFSA. Once you have applied and been awarded, you can view your financial aid and accept your awards on Self-Service from the Financial Aid tab. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Step 3: Apply for On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing in our brand-new residence hall is available for students beginning their studies in the spring or fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee and housing application, which will be available in soon. Interested students should contact Morgan Brown, Director of Residence Life and Housing at mbrown@otis.edu. For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 4: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by December 15th for the spring and June 15th for the fall. After logging in to the secure area in Self-Service, select the "Student Records" tab, then click "Tuition Statement" and "Select a Term." This statement calculates tuition and fees, and subtracts financial aid or payments you have made to tell you how much you owe, or if you are owed a refund. To view payment options and more info, visit the Student Accounts page. You will automatically be billed for Student Health Insurance and can waive it after registering for classes or adjust your amount due by contacting Student Accounts. You will not be permitted to register for classes until your tuition has been paid.

Step 5: Take the Writing Placement Assessment

All incoming students must take the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) through an online platform called Examity.

You will receive your log in credentials for Examity by email. The WPA is a one-hour timed essay designed to assess your English reading and writing proficiency. The assessment is used to place you in the level-appropriate English course. You will not be able to register for classes until you have taken the WPA.

For spring 2017, the WPA can also be taken on campus on January 11 from 9-10am (check-in at 8:30am), however it is recommended to take the WPA through Examity before arriving on campus.

Step 6: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit International Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting $62,628 USD in liquid assets in order to be issued the I-20. This documentation is submitted via email to Admissions at admissions@otis.edu. Upon check-in to the College at International Student Orientation, you will need to provide a copy of your visa and signed I-20. A hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes until these documents are submitted. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week.  

Step 7: Clear your Registration Holds

Before being officially registered in your classes, you will need to clear two holds in Self-Service. We require a local contact number in case of emergency. To enter your emergency number, log in to Self-Service and navigate to the “Personal Information” tab.

In addition, prior to being registered for classes, you will need to electronically sign the Enrollment Agreement. Also in Self-Service, navigate to the “Student Records” tab to read through and sign the agreement.

Step 8:  Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students must complete the two forms: Otis College Immunization Form and the New Student Health Form, which must be printed out and completed by a provider, then mailed to the Student Health and Wellness Center per the instructions and address on the top of the form. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness page on immunizations.

Step 9: Course Registration and Orientation

For Spring 2017, registration will occur on campus January 12th. Please complete the steps above before this date to ensure you receive an appointment time for your advising session. Orientation for new freshmen and transfer students will be held on January 13th. You will receive additional information and schedule for this event as it gets closer to the date. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 17th.

Registration steps and Orientation dates for the fall will be announced soon.

Step 10: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled in the Otis Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  24 hours after you've been registered for classes, you can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for spring 2017 must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

Step 11: Submit Final Official Transcripts

All students are required to submit final, official transcripts or graduation certificates/diplomas from all institutions attended confirming graduation to the Admissions office. In addition, any transfer students who received Special Conditions Letters must sign and return the letter to Admissions.

Orientation

Orientation for Spring 2017 will be held on January 13, 2017. Move-in to the residence hall will be on January 11, 2017. Information about orientation will be emailed to all enrolled students.

Deferral of Admission

Admitted students can request a deferral of admission for up to one year. To request to defer, email admissions@otis.edu with your contact information and the term you wish to defer to. Admissions may request additional information including a new portfolio or updated transcripts.

Graduate Student Enrollment Guide

Step 1: Secure your Spot at Otis College!

You’re in! Now secure your spot by submitting the Intent to Register form. Once you’ve submitted the form, pay the nonrefundable $250 tuition deposit on Self-Service. After logging in to the secure area of Self-Service, go to “Student Records” and then “Payments.”

Self-Service is a custom portal which allows you to view and accept your financial aid, pay your tuition bill and see your course registration. You can log on to Self-Service using your ID number and pin, which was provided to you via email when you were admitted.

 

It is recommended that you secure your spot by December 7 for the spring and May 1 for the fall to ensure sufficient time to enroll by the start of the semester.

Step 2: Financial Aid – Apply and Accept Awards

Admitted students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid, should apply by submitting the FAFSA. Once you have applied and been awarded, you can view your financial aid and accept your awards on Self-Service from the Financial Aid tab. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Step 3: Apply for On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing in our brand-new residence hall is available for students beginning their studies in the spring or fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee and housing application, which will be available in soon. Interested students should contact Morgan Brown, Director of Residence Life and Housing at mbrown@otis.edu. For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 4: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by December 15th for the spring and June 15th for the fall. After logging in to the secure area in Self-Service, select the "Student Records" tab, then click "Tuition Statement" and "Select a Term." This statement calculates tuition and fees, and subtracts financial aid or payments you have made to tell you how much you owe, or if you are owed a refund. To view payment options and more info, visit the Student Accounts page. You will automatically be billed for Student Health Insurance and can waive it after registering for classes or adjust your amount due by contacting Student Accounts. You will not be permitted to register for classes until your tuition has been paid.

Step 5: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit International Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting $62,628 USD in liquid assets in order to be issued the I-20. This documentation is submitted via email to Admissions. A signed copy of the I-20, a copy of your passport and your visa should be emailed to Alia Saeed in the Registration Office at asaeed@otis.edu. A hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes until these documents are submitted. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week. 

Step 6:  Clear your Registration Holds

Before being officially registered in your classes, you will need to clear two holds in Self-Service. We require a local contact number in case of emergency. To enter your emergency number, log in to Self-Service and navigate to the “Personal Information” tab.

In addition, prior to being registered for classes, you will need to electronically sign the Enrollment Agreement. Also in Self-Service, navigate to the “Student Records” tab to read through and sign the agreement.

Step 7:  Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students must complete the two forms: Otis College Immunization Form and the New Student Health Form, which must be printed out and completed by a provider, then mailed to the Student Health and Wellness Center per the instructions and address on the top of the form. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness page on immunizations.

Step 8: Course Registration and Orientation

For Spring 2017, registration will occur on campus during Graduate Student Orientation on January 11, 2017. You will receive additional information, as it gets closer to the date. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Registration steps and Orientation dates for the summer and fall will be announced soon.

Step 9: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled onto the Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  Once you’ve registered for classes, you can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for spring 2017 must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

Step 10: Submit Final Official Transcripts

All students are required to submit final, official transcripts confirming an undergraduate degree to the Admissions office.

Important Dates

Spring 2017

December 15 - Tuition Due Date

January 11 - Housing Move-in

January 11 - Graduate Student Orientation

January 12 - Undergraduate Registration Day

January 13 - Undergraduate Orientation and Family Day

January 17 - First Day of Classes

Department Directory

ADMISSIONS

9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 665-6820 | (800) 527-OTIS (6847)

Fax (310) 665-6821

admissions@otis.edu

 

CAREER SERVICES

(424) 207-2490

careerservices@otis.edu

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

(310) 665-6994

international@otis.edu

 

DISABILITY SERVICES

(310) 846-2554

cbranch@otis.edu

 

FINANCIAL AID

(310) 665-6880 | Fax (310) 665-6884

otisaid@otis.edu | www.otis.edu/finaid

 

REGISTRATION AND RECORDS

(310) 665-6950

registration@otis.edu

 

RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING

(310) 846-2648

studenthousing@otis.edu

 

STUDENT ACCOUNTS

(310) 846-5736 | Fax (310) 665-6990

studentaccounts@otis.edu

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

(310) 846-2595

studentactivities@otis.edu

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

(310) 665-6960

student@otis.edu

 

STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES

(310) 665-6968

 

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER

(310) 846 5738

studenthealth@otis.edu

 

TITLE IX

(310) 846-2554

cbranch@otis.edu

 

Log-In to Self Service

Otis Self Service is an online account where students can view their financial aid awards/missing documentation, and accept or decline financial aid awards. You can also pay your tuition and review registration information from Self Service. 
To log in, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and sign in with your X number. Your log in information was provided by Admissions at the time of your acceptance. 
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