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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Application Requirements For High School Seniors

 

To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, please submit these six items:
 
1. Online Application

 
2. $60 Application Fee

This is a nonrefundable fee. Send a check or money order.
 

3. Portfolio

Submit 10–20 pieces of your best work See portfolio guidelines.
 

4. One Page Essay

Topic: Choose a work of art or design that you consider to be significant. Imagine that the work had never been made. How would the world be worse off (or better off) without it? (approximately 250 words)
 

5. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts showing all completed work to date. High school students must also submit a final high school transcript after graduation.

Transfer Students: Transfer students are required to submit final high school transcripts with the graduation date, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

International Students: Official transcripts from all high schools and universities/colleges attended. These records must clearly state the date of completion and the level of education received. All transcripts must be official copies. If your transcripts are not in English, please submit an official translation by a notary public or recognized evaluation service, and submit both the translated records and the original documents.
 

6. Test scores

Submit either SAT or ACT scores if you are in high school. Transfer students are not required to submit standardized test scores.

International Students: If you are a citizen of a country where English is not the official language, you should take one of the three tests recognized by Otis: the TOEFL, the IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English (SAT/ACT scores not required). For minimum scores, please refer to the International Students section. If you are in high school and live in a country where English is the official language, please submit either SAT or ACT scores.

Send materials to:
Otis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Admissions
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Label all application materials clearly with your name and another ID (date of birth or address).

Admissions Counselors are happy to review your work with you in person. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (310) 665–6820 or admissions@otis.edu.

 
Applicants are usually notified of the Admissions Committee decision within three weeks of receipt of all required materials.