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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.




Students who successfully complete an internship at Otis will be able to:

  • Apply classroom skills and techniques to their professional experiences.
  • Prepare appropriate written materials such as cover letter, resumes and/or promo sheets.
  • Develop professional portfolios, websites, and/or reels.
  • Cultivate relationships and network with others in their chosen field.
  • Execute company/organization research, job search strategies, such as informational interviews, the one-minute pitch, and interviewing skills to help them distinguish themselves and compete in the professional marketplace.
  • Develop interpersonal skills necessary for successful self-advocacy and negotiation.
  • Engage subject matter that expands on the curriculum at Otis.
  • Evaluate their professional experience, determine appropriate areas for growth and reflect on aspirations and future goals.

Login to the Otis on-line job board to look for internship postings. Your username is your Otis email address and your password is your X number. 

Internship Application Complete this form prior to beginning your internship and return it to the Center for Creative Professions, first floor Ahmanson 103F.

Student Evaluation From Complete this form at the conclusion of your internship to provide us with feedback regarding your internship experience.

Know Your Rights! Unpaid Internships must meet the US Department of Labor Wage and Division guidelines. In addition, we require all companies that wish to post internship opportunities for Otis students to sign the Otis Internship Guidelines form. Contact the Center for Creative Professions if you have questions.


February 2016

California Market Center 110 E. 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90079

  • Fashion Design (Costume Design)

March 31, 2016

Goldsmith Campus 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
  • Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Illustration)
  • Digital Media (Animation, Motion Design, Gaming & Entertainment)
  • Fine Arts (Photography, Painting, Sculpture/New Genres)
  • Product Design
  • Toy Design


Please contact 424-207-2490 or contact us here for assistance.