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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Late Fall Online Registration


Step 1:  Payment

**Fall Payment is Due Before Registering for Fall Classes**

To Check Your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service:

  • Click the Student Records Tab to view your Fall 2015 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 or Credit Card ** Credit/Debit cards include 2.75% fee) **
  • To Enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Fall 2015 payment plan (not available for International students)
  • Payments by phone are not accepted
  • IMPORTANT: Once you have paid your tuition, set-up a payment plan, or have enough Financial Aid to cover your Tuition you must call (310) 846-5736 or send an email to: StudentAccounts@otis.edu Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 4:45pm to have your Reg-Payment Hold removed before you can register ONLINE. THE HOLD IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED.  The Student Accounts Office must verify your payment in order to remove your "Reg-Payment" HOLD.

    If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office: (310) 846-5736 or StudentAccounts@otis.edu

Step 2:  Enrollment Agreement Form

              Available beginning July 30, 2015

  • All Students MUST sign an Otis Enrollment Agreement Form online for Late Registration.
  • Go to Self Service and Login.
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Enrollment Agreement Form"  then select "Term"
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2015 Otis Enrollment Agreement Form by entering your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement Form, your E1 Hold will be removed.
Step 3:  Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised for studio courses and receive your Alternate Pin Number.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
Step 4:  Financical Aid
  • Go to Self Service, Login and select the Financial Aid Tab.
  • Click on "Award by Aid Year".
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept your aid.
  • Scroll down to "Unsatisfied Disbursment Requirements" section to view any pending documents.
  • Click the Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Financial Aid Holds and Student Requirements.
Step 5:  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.
Step 6:  Emergency Contact
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click "Emergency Notification Phone Number".  This must be done every semester.
  • 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

              August 3, 2015 to August 28, 2015
              Monday - Friday:  5am to 10pm

  • Students not familiar with Online Registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • To register Online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
  • Click on Add/ Drop courses, use the Drop Down menu to Select the Term (Fall 2015), and Submit.  Enter your Alternate Pin you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Once registered, double check your schedule carefully.
  • Return to the Registration Tab, and select "Student Concise Schedule" and print you schedule.
  • You will automatically be charged a $275 Late Registration Fee