• Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton


Spring Readmit Registration Process

Spring 2017 Readmit Registration Process

To register without any problems, follow each and every step in sequence!

Step 1:  Payment

Your Tuition Balance must be Paid / Finalized BEFORE you can Register Online for your classes.

To Check your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service.

  • Select the Student Records Tab, to view your Spring 2017 Tuition Statement.
  • To make a payment: Click the Student Records Tab, select the "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" option and "Make Payment" link to pay by Electronic Check (no fee) or Credit Card (2.75% fee).
  • To enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click on the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Spring 2017 Payment Plan enrollment is required for each semester. (Payment plan not available for International Students).
  • Payments by phone are not accepted.

IMPORTANT:  Once you have paid your tuition, or set-up your Payment Plan, or have enough Financial Aid to cover your tuition, you must contact Student Accounts Office, Monday through Friday between 8:30 to 4:45 pm to remove your payment hold so you can register ONLINE.  THE HOLD IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED.  The Student Accounts Office must verify your payment in order to remove your PAYMENT DUE HOLD.

If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office: (310)846-5736 or

Step 2:  Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See Academic Advising Coordinator Carrie Malcom (Room 204C, AHMN) for questions regarding your Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Courses.
  • For more information about Academic Advising, please click here.
Step 3:  Financial Aid
  • To view your Financial Aid Award, go to and select the Financial Aid Tab.
  • Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "2016-2017" then Submit.
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept/decline your awards.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, select the Financial Aid Tab . Click on  "Eligibility" to view student requirements and Financial Aid Holds.

For questions regarding Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at

Step 4:  Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and click, "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All Holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register Online.
  • Please view the Student Hold Guide for more information on your holds.

NOTE: To remove your "Enrollment Agreement" hold, see step 5.

           To remove your "Emergency Notification" hold, see step 6.


Step 5:  Enrollment Agreement

Available November 7, 2016

  • All Students MUST sign an Otis Enrollment Agreement online.
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Enrollment Agreement" then select "Term".
  • Here you will electronically sign your Spring 2017 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, the Enrollment Agreement hold is automatically removed.

Step 6: Emergency Contact

Available November 7, 2016

  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, this must be done every semester. The "EN" hold will be removed once you have entered and submitted your Emergency Notification Number.
  • Click on Update Emergency Contacts, enter the requested information, then submit. 
  • You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one contact person.
Step 7:  Online Registration 

               November 21st through December 15th
               Monday thru Friday - 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Registration Dates.
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
  • Click on "Select Term" (use Spring 2017 from drop down menu)  click Submit, then select "Add / Drop Courses". 
  • Enter the "Alternate Pin" you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Students enrolling over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Students who do not register Online by December 15th will have to Late Register Onlline beginning January 5th and will be Automatically charged a $275 Late Registration Fee.

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Full-Time Status

  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Graduate students must be registered for 9 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Failure to register as a Full-Time student can jeopardize your Financial Aids/Grants, Scholarships and Loans.
  • Students who register for more than 18 credits will be charged the "per credit charge' for each over 18 credits.
Important Note:

If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs: or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.