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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.


Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Obtain a PIN # at www.pin.gov
You and your parent (if applicable) must obtain a personal identification number.


Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)

2a. Enter school code 001251

2b. Prevent delays in processing by making sure that you answer all the questions in the FAFSA completely and accurately.  You may estimate tax information if the current year is not processed.   Make sure that your (and your parent, if applicable) sign the FAFSA.


What Happens Next?
The U.S. Department of Education will send an email notification that your FAFSA has been processed.  Otis Financial Aid Office will receive a file containing your informaiton. Shortly after that we will process an award plan for you to consider.  The Otis Financial Aid Office will notify you if additional information is required, e.g., verification, IRS data retrieval.

Otis begins awarding aid in early March.


Otis Federal School Code: 001251

Contact the Financial Aid Office
Telephone: (310) 665–6880
Fax: (310) 665–6884
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
Apply for Federal Student Aid FAFSA  for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
CALL ADMISSIONS 310–665–6820