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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.



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The core mission of Otis College of Art and Design is sustained by our many talented faculty and staff.  We recognize the importance of an excellent benefits program to help sustain you and are pleased to continue to offer a generous benefits package.  Our medical, dental and vision care and insurance products add to your financial security and compensation by providing income protection when you are not able to work. In addition to the health benefit offerings, Otis also makes generous contributions to your retirement plan.

2014 Benefits Booklet


Benefits News

2014 Benefit Changes

Health Plan Changes

Retirement Plan Changes


Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

Please know that the Otis College medical plans and eligibility requirements meet the standards and requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The links below provide information and resources that may be of helpful reference to you and your family.

Marketplace Notice (as required by the Department of Labor)

Marketplace FAQ's

Covered CA Brochure


Otis offers the following health insurance plans options for full-time staff and faculty and their families:

Health Insurance Provider Options: Anthem Blue Cross HMO, Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Kaiser HMO

Dental Insurance Provider Options:  Aetna Dental Freedom of Choice

Vision Insurance Provider Options: VSP

Also available: Group Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, Medical Flex Accounts