• For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info:

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow


Health Insurance

Mandatory Otis Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

All degree seeking students enrolled in BFA/MFA programs are required to have health insurance. 

Current Plan Benefits (through August 18, 2016)

2015-2016 Student Health Insurance Plan

New Plan Benefits through CHP (Begins August 19, 2016)

2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan


Yes, I would like to WAIVE the BFA/MFA (excluding MFA Graphic Design) Otis Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Yes, I would like to WAIVE the MFA Graphic Design Otis Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

BFA/MFA Fall 2016 Waiver Period

5/6/2016 to 9/9/2016

BFA/MFA (including MFA Graphic Design) Spring 2017 Waiver Period

11/13/2016 to 1/24/2017

Accident Insurance

All degree seeking students are automatically enrolled into a comprehensive Student Accident Insurance plan.  

Accident Insurance Plan

Accident Insurance Claim Form  
(Download the form to fill it out online)

If you have questions please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960 or email:


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