Events
  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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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 StudentAccounts@otis.edu

 
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 www.otis.edu/selfservice 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 otisaid@otis.edu.

 
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

  • 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

  • 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 

               January 5th through January 13th
               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.

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: student@otis.edu or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.