Events
  • 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

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • 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.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Registration

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Registration/Advising

All new students to Otis College of Art and Design will need to attend the Registration/ Advising event. On this day you will receive Academic Advisement for classes, complete online registration, set up your e-portfolio and take your photo ID. The Registration/ Advising event dates are held in January for the spring admits and July and August for the fall admits. Students should make sure to sign up to take the English Placement Assessment prior to selecting a Registration/Advising date.

 

Step 1  Select a Registration/Advising date

You will need to select a Registration/Advising date with your Admissions counselor. After you have selected a Registration/Advising date, you will receive an email confirmation from the Registration Office regarding your arrival time

and group assignment.

 

Step 2  Attend the Registration/Advising Event

You will arrive on campus in January, July or August (depending on when you will admit to the college) for the Advisement/Registration event during your assigned group arrival time that was emailed to you by the Registration Office.

 

Step 3  Advisement by Studio and Liberal Studies Department

On the day of the Advisement/Registration event, you will receive academic advisement by your studio and department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department.

 

Step 4  Registration

After you have been advised by both your studio department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department, you will register for classes online in a designated computer lab. Once you have successfully completed online registration you will be able to print out your schedule of classes.

 

Step 5  E-Portfolio Set-up

After you have successfully completed your online registration, you will set-up your e-portfolio in the designated computer lab.

 

Step 6  Photo ID

At the end of the day, after you have completed all of the steps above, you will

take your Otis student photo ID.