Events
  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

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Orientation (O-week)

Student Orientation

O-Week / New Student Orientation is scheduled for August 20–27, 2016. Events take place both on and off campus.

O-Week is a series of programs and events focused on the importance of welcoming new first-year students to the Otis College 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 is included in the student’s tuition and registration fees. Students do not incur out-of pocket expenses.

Tentative Schedule Fall 2016

Saturday, August 20th

Residence Hall Move In

Sunday, August 21st

Residential Programming

Monday, August 22nd, 8 am – 2:30 pm

Family Day / Foundation Student Orientation and Registration
Friends and Family Day
8:00 am Writing Placement Assessment Check-in  
  The Commons
8:30 am Writing Placement Assessment  
  Library
9:00 am All Student Check-In  
  The Commons
9:45 am Foundation Students/Family Welcome Bruce Ferguson, President
  Westchester Park
9:50 am O Leader Welcome Mike Luna and O Leaders
10:00 am Academic Expectations Debra Ballard and Joanne Mitchell
11:00 am Pathways to Student Success Lara Kiralla and Nick Negrete
  Westchester Park
  One Stop Center
Library and Student Learning Center (SLC)
Student Health and Wellness Center
Counselling Services
Career Services
Advising at Otis
Technology and You
Safety and Security on Campus
Travel Study Information
12:00 pm Lunch and Vendor Fair (Students)  
  The Commons
12:00 pm Parent Engagement (Parents)  
  Westchester Park
1:30 pm E-Portfolio Learning Jean-Marie Venturini
2:30 pm Student ID Photos and Parking Permits  
  Student Life Center Room 150E

Register for Friends and Family Day


Tuesday, August 23rd, 8 am – 4 pm

Foundation Student Registration

For unregistered students

Tuesday, August 23rd, 8 am – 2:30 pm

Transfer Student Orientation
Transfer Student Orientation
8:00 am Student Check-in  
  The Commons
8:30 am Writing Placement Assessment  
  Library
9:00 am All Transfer Student Check-In  
  The Commons
9:45 am Transfer Student Welcome Randy Lavender, Provost
  Westchester Park
10:00 am Pathways to Student Success Laura Kiralla and Nick Negrete
  Westchester Park
  One Stop Center
Library and Student Learning Center (SLC)
Student Health and Wellness Center
Counselling Services
Career Services
Advising at Otis
Technology and You
Safety and Security on Campus
Travel Study Information
11:00 am O Space — Tell Your Story Jean-Marie Venturini
12:00 pm Lunch, Vendor Fair  
  The Commons
1:30 pm Meet and Greet Academic Department Chairs
  The Commons
2:30 pm Sudent ID photos, Parking permits  
  Student Life Center Room 150E

Wednesday, August 24th

Off-Campus Student Experience
Whale Watching Trip
10:00 am Whale Watching Day / Cruise to Newport Beach  
  Meet in front of Ahmanson Hall
Buses depart at 10:00 am
Register for whale watching at Newport Beach Landing

Thursday, August 25th, 8:30 am – 1 pm

International Student Orientation (BFA and MFA)
International Student Orientation
8:00 am Breakfast  
  Galef 105 Lighing Studio
8:30 am Check-in  
9:00 am Welcome & Icebreaker Susan Hatchett and TSOs
(Team International Student Outreach)
9:35 am F-1 Visa Presentation &
Overview of the Handbook and Website
Alia Saeed and Darren Grosch
10:45 am Break  
10:55 am Resource Roundup Various Presenters
12:15 pm TISO Presentation Susan Hatchett and TSOs
12:30 pm Lunch  

Thursday, August 25th, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Orientation Day (MFA)
12:00 pm Check-in  
12:30 pm Lunch Galef 111
  Introductions / Group Activity
O Space
Title IX
Student Affairs Student Activities
2:20 pm Campus Tour  
3:30 pm –
4:30 pm
Advising and Registration  
  Student ID Cards — Student Life Center
Room 150E

Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner and Comedy Night on Campus
Dinner and Comedy Night

Open to all students
Bobrow Thomas Green

Register for dinner and a comedy night


Friday, August 26th, 8:15 am – 8:00 pm

O-Beach
Beach day

Register for O-Beach 2016

8:15 am Board the Busses O Leaders
  Meet in front of Ahmanson Hall
8:40 am Buses Depart from Otis College  
9:00 am Arrive at Dockweiler Youth Center  
9:15 am Welcome Remarks and Breakfast Randy Lavender, Provost
9:30 am Morning Keynot Presentation Linda Hudson,
Foundation Faculty
10:45 am Short Break  
11:00 am Title IX Presentation Carol Branch
12:00 pm Lunch and Beach Time  
  Indoor Games/Activities throughout the day
4:50 pm Return to Dockweiler Youth Center  
5:00 pm Dinner  
6:00 pm Evening Keynote Speaker Justin Jones
7:00 pm Bonfires on the Beach  
8:00 pm Return to Otis College  

Saturday, August 27th, 9:15 am &ndash 8:30 pm

Day out to Disneyland
Disneyland

100 spots available

This event will be offered on a first come first-served basis.

Register for day out to Disneyland

9:15 am Students Arrive  
  Meet in front of Ahmanson Hall
10:00 am Buses Depart from Otis College  
11:15 am Arrive at Disneyland  
7:00 pm Buses Depart Disneyland for Otis College  
8:15 pm Return to Otis College  

Questions? Contact the office of student activities at studentactivities@otis.edu or call (310) 846-2595 Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm