Events
  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • 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.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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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 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 Otis Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  Students who have submitted a tuition deposit can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for Fall 2017 will be available in May

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 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 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.

Orientation

Orientation dates for Fall 2017 will be announced in the summer.

Deferral of 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.

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 Otis Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  Students who have paid the tuition deposit can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for Fall 2017 will be available in May

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 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 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

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

 

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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