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  • Silke Otto-Knapp is a painter and associate professor of painting and drawing at UCLA. 
    She has had recent one-person exhibitions at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin; the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; Greengrassi, London; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; Kunstverein Munich, Germany; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; the Banff Centre, Canada; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Tate Britain, London.
  • Sergej Jensen

    Mar 31| Lectures
    Sergej Jensen’s work draws on a wide range of materials and formal references. Primarily known for his textile works, his lyrical compositions incorporate a variety of fabrics, from burlap and linen to silk and wool.
    He recently exhibited his work in the show "Classic" at Regen Projects, and his work is also included in LACMA's show "Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting.”


  • Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department presents the film collaborative from Berlin OJOBOCA.


    Thursday April 2nd, 2015
    7pm in Ahmanson Hall, lower-level screening room.
    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045


  • Chen Tamir is a distinguished Israeli curator and art writer based in Tel Aviv, where she works at the Center for Contemporary Art. She was listed by Artslant as one of 15 curators to watch in 2015. Until recently she was based in New York working as an independent curator and also as Executive Director of Flux Factory, a non-profit arts center in Queens, NY, where she founded an acclaimed residency program and set up a thriving institution. Chen holds an M.A. from Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.F.A. in Visual Art from York University.

  • Rea Tajiri

    Apr 07| Lectures
    Rea Tajiri is a New York based filmmaker and educator who has written and directed an eclectic body of dramatic, experimental, and documentary films currently in commercial and educational distribution. She is also an Associate Professor at Temple University in the Film Media Arts Department.
    Learn more about the artist here.
  • Dusk to Dusk

    Apr 11| Exhibition

    James Aldridge, The Gathering, 2010, Acrylic on canvas

    Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

    April 11 - July 26, 2015  |  Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5 / Thu 10-7 / Sat-Sun 12-4


Orientation (O-week)

O WEEK is a series of programs and events focused on the importance of welcoming new first year students to the Otis Community. Events take place at the start of the fall semester and a condensed version of the same activities is provided to students entering in the spring semester. The cost of events are included in the student’s tuition and registration fees. Students do not incur out-of pocket expenses.

O Week/New Student Orientation takes place both on and off campus and is scheduled for August 24–28, 2015.

The components of O Week are as follows:

Day 1, Monday, August 24, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus
  • Arrive 8:45am if you are scheduled by the Office of Admissions to take the EPA exam.

  • Arrive 11:00am under the large open tent on the main lawn. (Welcome remarks begin at 11:15am)

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Otis Family Day

Students meet the President and/or Provost of the college, the VP of Academic Success/Dean of Student Affairs, the entire Student Affairs Staff, and student leaders including Student Government members, the Campus Activities Board, the Orientation Owl Leaders and the Peer Mentor team. A full lunch is served and the opportunity for students to mix and mingle is provided. All foundation and first-year transfer students at Otis are expected to attend. Graduate level students are welcomed and also encouraged to participate.


Day 2, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:30 - 4:30pm -Goldsmith Campus


Otis ID

Academic Advisors and select faculty members involved in the First Year student experience are available to assist with preparing students first year class scheduling. New students are expected to attend registration day to not only create their class schedule, but to obtain information on how to create an E-Portfolio account and use O SPACE, a necessary tool to succeed in classes.  New students will also take Student ID photos and can inqire about parking permits on campus.  Student ID photos are taken on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall room B02. Please note that select students will attend an earlier registration day in July 2015, as directed by the Otis Office of Admissions.


Day 3, Wednesday August 26, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus

To be Determined


The Office of Student Activities hosts a full day outing in the greater Los Angeles area. Outings in the past have included a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific or a Grand Hollywood tour providing students a sight-seeing extravaganza on a Hollywood double-decker bus. This activity has limited space and is offered on a first-come first served basis to 50-75 students depending on the location of the program. A link to a sign-up form will be made available in mid July 2015.


Day 4, (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) Goldsmith Campus - Day and Time to be determined


For more info., send an email to international@otis.edu

International Student Orientation

Otis College of Art & Design provides an International Student Orientation (ISO) for all incoming international students. This orientation will familiarize new students with U.S. immigration requirements, Otis programs and services, adjusting to life in the U.S. and Los Angeles, and learn about the culture at Otis from current students.

Attending ISO is required of all incoming international students.

The Office of Student Activities provides an extended opportunity to gather and get to know your fellow Otis Owls. A live cover band, and barbeque style dinner will be served followed by a blockbuster movie on an outdoor screen. Students are advised to wear warm clothing and bring a portable chair and/or pillows and blankets as the film will shown after sundown on the lawn outside of the Galef Fine Arts building.


Day 5/6 - 9:00am Friday, August 28, through 3:00pm Saturday, August 29 2014 - Location to be determined.

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All new first year Otis Owls are invited and encouraged to spend an overnight experience. This is a Staff and Faculty supervised opportunity for new students to get to know other students by way of participating in academic, recreational and social activities over the course of a 24 hour period. Transportation to the camp to/from the Otis Goldsmith campus is provided and 4 full meals are included. Activities from past overnight experiences include swimming, archery range, Frisbee, board games, movies, hiking and a newspaper fashion show. Overnight activities are planned by Orientation Owl leaders who strive to create an experience that embodies the true spirit of an Otis Owl. Fees for the activities are included in the normal tuition and fee structure and there is no out-of pocket expense for this activity. Space is limited.