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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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International Students

International Students

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Otis College is an art school located in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in America. Each year, Otis welcomes students from countries around the world, from places like Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Canada and the UK. We pride ourselves in multiculturalism and extend our warmest welcome to our prospective international students.

Degrees Offered
We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 art and design majors for applicants who have successfully completed secondary school. We also offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in the areas of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Public Practice and Writing for applicants who already hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. We ask that applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program follow the process listed for "High School Seniors," and we ask that Master of Fine Arts applicants follow the "College Graduate" process.


Application Requirements

International First-Year Undergraduate

International Transfer Student 

International Graduate Student


Scholarships for International Students
All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is no additional paperwork required for this consideration. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office within four weeks of the offer of admission.


FI Visas
If you are admitted you will receive a packet of forms that must be filled out to receive an I-20, the document you will need in order to receive an F1 student visa. Not all international students need to change to an F1 visa. Please contact the Center for International Education if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. This Office offers resources and support services to assist international students in making a smooth transition, both academically and socially, as they adjust to their new lives. We provide advice, help with English language skills, workshops, and support to international students as they find their unique voices. Otis fosters respect for cultural diversity, and students are encouraged to become an active part of the community. We are dedicated to helping students use their fullest potential to succeed.