• Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions

    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 


  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event

    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


Celebrating Military Veterans in the Arts at Otis College of Art and Design

Please contact John Axtell for inquiries and photos:
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Otis College will host an evening dedicated to America’s servicemen and women Thursday, October 30th, 2014 6:30pm. Craft in America will premier its documentary, “Service,” which explores creativity and healing among our nation’s veterans and soldiers
Celebrating Military Veterans in the Arts

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"This evening will be a wonderful tribute to the servicemen and women who have made an indelible mark on the art world with their work and creative vision."

Otis College of Art and Design and the Otis Veteran’s Association, in conjunction with Craft in America, is proud to present an evening honoring America’s servicemen and women on October 30, 2014 at Otis College of Art and Design in the Ahmanson Hall Forum, located at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

The event will begin at 6:30pm with a live demonstration by artists Claire Hanzakos, Kaija Keel, and Jilda Schwartz, who will be sculpting life-size busts of three Otis alumni who are veteran artists: Tom Van Sant (’57 MFA), Kent Twitchell (’77 MFA), and George Martinez (’14 BFA). The demonstration is sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Art Options Foundation as part of its Face to Face visual art project, which involved the sculpting of one hundred life-sized busts of men and women veterans as an act of remembrance and historical record. During the demonstration, a short documentary on the Face to Face project will be screened.

Immediately following the sculpture demonstration, Craft in America will premier its newest documentary, “Service,” exploring creativity and healing among our nation’s veterans and soldiers. Craft in America is an award-winning series that examines America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. This advance screening of “Service” will be shown in the Galef Center for Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design at 8:00pm, “Service” will be broadcast nationwide on PBS on November 2, 2014. KOCE Los Angeles will air “Service” at 10:30pm Sun. Nov. 2nd.

The event was developed through Otis’ Creative Action class “Clay in LA: 1945 to Present,” which is supported, in part, by a grant from the Hearst Foundations. Additional support for the Otis Veterans Association is provided by The Ahmanson Foundation and its Ahmanson Veteran’s Scholarship Initiative. This event was co-organized by Jo Lauria of Craft in America, who is also a Creative Action mentor.

“This evening will be a wonderful tribute to the servicemen and women who have made an indelible mark on the art world with their work and creative vision,” said Otis Product Design Faculty Joan Takayama-Ogawa. “We are proud to highlight and celebrate these exceptional artists and their creative achievements.”

This event is open to the public. RSVP at (310) 846-2617 or through email at mtecle(at)otis(dot)edu

Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:30pm – 9pm
Otis College of Art and Design / Ahmanson Hall Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free parking is available at the Otis parking garage

6:30pm – “Face to Face” Documentary Screening and Live Sculpture Demonstration
8:00pm – Craft in America Premier of “Service”

The Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design offers project-based courses that match multidisciplinary teams of students with local and international community partners. Creative Action courses introduce students to pressing environmental and social issues through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Through research, leadership, and collaboration, students focus their creativity on real-world problems. These skills are essential to the career of an artist or designer.

Craft in America, the Peabody Award-wining series, continues to explore America's creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. The newest episode, SERVICE, part of the PBS veterans initiative Stories of Service*, is the story of craft and the military and premieres on PBS in November. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, SERVICE documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal.

Ancillary projects include hours of online videos and interactive learning materials, museum exhibitions, the Random House book Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects, and the free-to-the-public Craft in America Center located in Los Angeles, offering artist talks, exhibitions, workshops and a library of publications on the history and techniques of craft.



Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at
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