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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.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • 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.


High School Seniors

You can apply for fall semester entrance at Foundation, Sophomore or Junior-level standing. The spring semester is available for Foundation students, Second-Semester Sophomores, and the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors "Jump Start" program.


Applying to college can seem intimidating. Our counselors make it easy. Visit. Call or email. We are here to help you with the process.


Check Us Out 
It's easy. Our counselors can help with any questions. Call (310) 665-6820 or email. See what makes Otis a unique and vibrant community by visiting the campus and seeing student stories and work on our website. If you can’t come to us, we may be coming to you at a National Portfolio event. See all the options at otis.edu/events. We want to be your first choice.


Apply: online application 

Otis is still accepting applications for Fall 2015.
The earlier you apply, the more we can help you! Enter a valid e-mail address that you check often. That’s how we will contact you.

3   Turn in your materials

Using the link we provide, upload your essay and portfolio. Don’t forget to send us transcripts and test scores. Your application will generate a list of items that you need to submit once you apply.


Paying for college
Our Financial Aid Office will help you put together a package of grants, scholarships, loans, and/or work study to bridge the gap between your resources and the cost of tuition and fees. Be sure to apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).


Choose Otis! Tell us you will attend the Spring 2015 term by December 1!
If you've applied for 
the Fall 2015 term, let us know you will attend by May 1!
It's all about fit, and we hope you choose Otis!
Contact us with any questions.


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