Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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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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