Events
  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit www.breweryartwalk.com for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

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Admitted Students

Otis College campus

 

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 in the incoming class by paying the $250 nonrefundable tuition deposit at www.otis.edu/deposit.

It is recommended that you secure your spot by May 1 for the fall or December 15 for the spring 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. 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 Otis ID number and pin, which was provided to you when you were admitted.

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 fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee at www.otis.edu/deposit. You will then be directed to complete the housing application at housing.otis.edu starting in March.  For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 4: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled in the College's health insurance plan and responsible for the health insurance fee. If you already have health insurance that meets specific requirements, you can waive the College's plan by completing an online waiver. Please find waiver requirements and instructions here.

Step 5: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by June 15th for the fall and December 15th for the spring. 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 6: 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 can take the WPA before you have paid tuition, but you will not be able to register for classes until you have taken the WPA.

Step 7: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit an International Student Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting sufficient liquid assets of $64,660 in order to be issued the I-20.  This documentation should be 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. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week. 

Step 8: 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 9: Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students are required to complete a TB screen and provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to certain infectious diseases before August 21, 2017. Please find forms and submission instructions here.

Step 10: Course Registration

For Fall 2017, students admitted to Foundation will be contacted about setting up an advising session before being registered for classes. An email will be sent in the summer regarding this process for students that are deposited and cleared of all holds.

Upper Division transfer students will be placed in required classes by our Academic Advising office. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from the Registration office with your schedule with instructions on how to make schedule changes (if necessary) and add electives (if applicable). Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom can assist you with questions about your Liberal Arts and Sciences classes. Your department studio advisor can assist you with questions about studio requirements and electives.

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.

Accepted Student Day

Accepted Student Day will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Orientation

Orientation week be held from August 20-26, 2017. More details to come in the summer.

Defer or Cancel Admission

Admitted students can request a deferral of admission for up to one year. To request to defer, please complete the Request to Defer form. Admissions may request additional information including a new portfolio or updated transcripts. You can also use this form to cancel your admission if you will not be attending the College.

Graduate Student Enrollment Guide

Step 1: Secure your Spot at Otis College!

You’re in! Now secure your spot in the incoming class by paying the $250 nonrefundable tuition deposit at www.otis.edu/deposit.

It is recommended that you secure your spot by the date listed on your acceptance letter 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 graduate students beginning their studies in the fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee at www.otis.edu/deposit. You will then be directed to complete the housing application at housing.otis.edu starting in March.  For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 5: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled in the College's health insurance plan and responsible for the health insurance fee. If you already have health insurance that meets specific requirements, you can waive the College's plan by completing an online waiver. Please find waiver requirements and instructions here.

Step 6: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by December 15th for the spring, May 15th for the summer (Graphic Design only) 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 7: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit an International Student Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting sufficient liquid of $64,660 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. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week. 

Step 8:  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 9:  Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students are required to complete a TB screen and provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to certain infectious diseases before August 21, 2017. Please find forms and submission instructions here.

Step 10: Course Registration and Orientation

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

Step 11: Submit Final Official Transcripts

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

Important Dates

Fall 2017

Deadline to Deposit - May 1, 2017

Tuition Due Date - June 15, 2017

New Student Housing Move-in - August 19, 2017

Start of Orienation - August 20, 2017

Start of Classes - August 28, 2017

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

 

 

DISABILITY SERVICES

(310) 846-2554

cbranch@otis.edu

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Alia Saeed

International and Veteran Advisor PDSO/SCO

(310) 665-6800

asaeed@otis.edu

 

ONE STOP (FINANCIAL AID/REGISTRATION AND RECORDS/STUDENT ACCOUNTS)

(310) 665-6999

onestop@otis.edu

 

RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING

(310) 846-2648

studenthousing@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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