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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.



The following links concern financial aid and finance outside of Otis.


(www.nerdscholar.com) – FAFSA Guide. Scholarship Search. Student Loan Repayment Resouces.

FAFSA on-line

(www.fafsa.ed.gov) – The initial step to getting federal aid is by filling out the form online.


(www.fsaid.ed.gov )– You and your parents will need a FSA ID in order to log into any of the goverment websites.

National Student Data Services (NSLDS)

(www.nslds.ed.gov) – government site about your individual federal loans.  Indicates exactly how much you have borrowed so far and with which lender.  You will need your pin to access your information.

Stafford Entrance

(www.studentloans.gov) – This is mandatory for your Stafford loan to be disbursed to the school.

Free Annual Credit Check

(www.annualcreditreport.com)  Get your free credit report yearly from this site from all three credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

Selective Service

(www.sss.gov) All males above the age of 18 must be registered with the selective service before aid is released to the student account.  Keep a copy of your registration since this is your only proof.

Federal Trade Commission

(www.ftc.gov) Once you have your credit report and you want to know what to do, this site provides consumer information for everything from credit to scholarship scams.

California Student Aid Commission

(www.csac.ca.gov) Students can look up not only the current information about the California State Grants but also income limits and aid eligibility.

Income Based Repayment Website

(www.ibrinfo.org) A site with up-to-date information regarding repayment of Federal Student Loans and the Income Based Repayment program.  Information about Loan Forgiveness is also on the site.

Internal Revenue Services

(www.irs.gov) Students wishing to know more about tax benefits for going to school can look at the publication on Educational Benefits on the IRS site.  Students can also find the instructions and forms for the 1040EZ.

National Do Not Call Registry

(www.donotcall.gov) Keep your information private and do not be bothered by unsolicited calls.