Events
  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Emily Thorpe's art work addresses the twisting formation of memory through spatial relations and moments of domesticity. She will be presenting a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view February 20 to February 25, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 25, 6-9pm.

  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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Housing and Board

Otis College - Residences

On-Campus Housing

Otis College of Art and Design is one of Southern California’s most desirable communities. Students who sign up for housing will have the opportunity to live on campus, with many restaurants and shops within walking distance, and just minutes from the beach.

Residence Hall Amenities

Students will share furnished, two-bedroom units with a common space. The majority of rooms are Quad layouts, meaning four students per unit. There are a handful of double rooms, which are shared among two students and include a bathroom with limited common space. The double rooms also serve as a single room upon request. Single rooms are double the cost and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Residents have access to laundry on every floor. There are also unique lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, studio space, and media lounge.  Each lounge also has cable TV and wireless internet throughout the building. Students also have the convenience of being located right above the library and in the same building as Elaine’s Dining Commons and the Otis College Café.

Each Unit includes:

  • Bed, Dresser Drawers, Wardrobe for each student
  • Wireless internet
  • Cable TV hook up
  • Miniature Refrigerator
  • Countertop in common space to be used for homework, electronics, storage, vanity, or other creative ideas!
  • Two stools for countertop in common space
  • Heating/Air Conditioner controls in each unit
  • Convenience of living on-campus

Live, Learn, Lead in our Community

The Residence Hall is an enriching community of free thinking artists! While living on campus, you will exposed to residential programming, enjoy the convenience of living close to class and campus resources, and develop values such as respect and responsibility. The Office of Residence Life and Housing can assist you in taking advantage of all of the resources and services available at Otis College. On-campus housing allows you to maximize the student life experience by living amongst peers who are experiencing the same classes, developing academic and life skills, and being close to classes, labs, and offices.

 

You will be living amongst other artists with the support of a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants are current Otis College students, who offer support and guidance while providing an array of social, educational, and cultural events and programs. We encourage you to take advantage of the events offered to learn more about yourself, your roommates, and peers living in your community. You will be exposed to new ideas, learn strategies to enhance your academic performance, and have fun!

Housing Cost

Spring 2017 – Summer 2017 Costs

  • Quad Occupancy
    • $4,900.00 for the spring semester
    • $3,300.00 for the summer semester
  • Single Occupancy
    • $9,800.00 for the spring semester
    • $6,600.00 for the summer semester

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Costs

  • Quad Occupancy: $5,050.00 per semester
  • Single Occupancy: $10,100.00 per semester

Additional Housing Fees:

  • Application fee: $150 due to apply for housing
  • Meal Plan: All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plans

Students living in the residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons. Students purchase a plan based on the number of meals per week. All foundation students are required to have a 14 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to the 17 meal plan. Students in or beyond their second year are required to have a 10 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to a 14 or 17 meal plan. More information about dining and meal plans can be found here.  More information about Bon Appetit can be found by visiting their website.

Costs:

 Meal Plan Costs*

 Fall 2017

 Spring 2018

 Academic Year

 10 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars

 $1,785.00

 $1,655.00

 $3,440.00

 14 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $2,390.00

 $2,200.00

 $4,590.00

 17 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $2,750.00

 $2,530.00

 $5,280.00

 Commuter Meal Plan**:

 5 Meal Plan + $50 Dining Dollars

 $870.00

 $840.00

 $1,710.00

Foundation students are required to have at least a 14 meal plan.

* Meal plan costs are subject to change. Pricing listed is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

** Students living in the residence hall are NOT eligible for the 5 meal plan.

 

All meal plans come with a predetermined amount of dining dollars. Dining Dollars are bonus money added to a students’ ID card when they purchase a 17, 14, or 10 meal plan. Dining Dollars can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons of the Otis College Café.

Due to limited hours during the summer, students will have a declining balance instead of the traditional meal plan option. Please direct questions regarding the summer meal plan option to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by emailing studenthousing@otis.edu or calling 310.846.2647.

How do I Apply for Housing

Upon paying the tuition deposit, students have the ability to also pay the Housing Application Fee. Once the Office of Residence Life and Housing receive the application fee payment, students can login to the housing portal (housing.otis.edu) to begin completing their housing application. An email will also be sent on how to complete the application once the application fee is paid. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by email at studenthousing@otis.edu or by calling 310.846.2647.

Off-Campus Housing

Where do Otis College students stay off campus?

You can view a list of our online Classifieds here.

 

Below is a list of different apartment complexes in the neighborhood:

Parkwest Apartments

9400 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (844) 639- 2755

Studio-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

Starting from $1,730

 

Across the street from campus

Archstone Marina del Rey

4157 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (888) 502- 0194

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

709 - 1450 sq. ft

Starting from $2,400

3.59 miles from campus

 

Mariposa at Playa del Rey Apartments

8700 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (888) 415- 4838

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

710 – 1,213 sq. ft

Starting from $2,320

1.5 miles from campus

 

Vintage at 425 Broadway Apartments

425 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (866) 494- 0081

Studio-1 Bed, 1 Bath

285 – 600 sq. ft

Starting from $2,470

11.2 miles from campus

 

Belle Fontaine Apartments

4077 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (888) 412- 8712

1-3 Bed, 1-2 Bath

711-1,447 sq. ft

Starting from $2,070

2.8 miles from campus

 

Playa Del Oro Apartments

8601 Lincoln Blvd., Lost Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 337-0800

Studio-3 bed, 1-2 bath

551-1725 sq. ft.

Starting from $2025

0.2 miles from campus

 

Mariner’s Village

4600 Via Marina , Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (877) 272- 5316

Studio-3+ Bed, 1-2.5 Bath

457-2,164 sq. ft

Starting from $1,845

4.3 miles from campus

 

Mirabella Apartment Homes

13701 Marina Point Dr., Marina del Rey CA 90292

Phone: (310) 889- 0794

1-3 Bed, 1-2 Bath

630-1685 sq. ft

Starting from $2,498

2.5 miles from campus

 

Crescent Park at Playa Vista

5710 Crescent Park West, Playa Vista, 90094

Phone: (424) 289- 6735

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

622-922 sq. ft

Starting from $2400

1.6 miles from campus

 

The Westerly on Lincoln

13603 Marina Pointe Drive, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (844) 648- 5225

Studio-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

380-1,260 sq. ft

Starting from $1,923

2.5 miles from campus

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