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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.


Current Students

The earliest that a student can re-apply for aid is the January of the upcoming academic year. (Example: January 2015 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year)

Students applying for aid for the current academic year must complete the following steps immediately:

Step 1:

FEDERAL AID: Submit your Renewal FAFSA
Update your FAFSA for the next academic year with your updated tax/family income information.
Submit your FAFSA by March 2nd, if you wish to be considered for California State Grants (first time eligible applicants only).

OTIS AID ONLY: Students who only want to renew their Otis Scholarship or apply for Otis Work-Study must fill out the Otis Financial Aid Renewal Application and return to the Financial Aid Office.

Step 2:
The Financial Aid Office will email you once your awards are ready and your eligibility has been determined.

If you are selected for a process called Verification, or if any other documentation is needed, you can view these in the Requirements section of your Otis Self Service.
Please note: your financial aid may be delayed if you do not submit the necessary documentation in a timely manner!

Step 3:
Log into your Otis Self Service account to Accept/Decline your Financial Aid awards and view any outstanding requirements (if any).

If you are required to submit your tax information you can do so by choosing one of the following options:

    - Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA
    - Submit an IRS Tax Transcript by requesting an electronic copy to forward to the financial aid office.

Step 4:
APPLY FOR LOANS (if needed)

- PARENT PLUS LOANS require a separate application and credit check. These applications must be submitted electronically via www.studentloans.gov
  To learn more about the Parent PLUS Loan program, click here.
  Please note: parents who think they will be denied based upon an adverse credit history should still apply. Students' whose parents are denied a PLUS Loan become eligible for an Additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan.

- PRIVATE LOANS: Students who wish to borrow a Private Loan must complete the application directly with the lender of their choice. To compare a few lender options, please click here.

Step 5:

Financial aid funds are credited to the student's account after school begins. Funds in excess of tuition and fees will be refunded to the student (or the parent, in the case of a PLUS Loan).
Students are highly encouraged to check their online account through Self Service. Any questions regarding your refund should be directed to the Student Accounts department.