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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.


Registration Dates

Spring 2016 Registration  - November 16th through December 15th
Spring 2016 Readmit Registration - November 16th through December 15th

         Online Registration hours are Monday – Friday, 5am – 10pm

* Online Registration is CLOSED on All Major Holidays *

The Online Registration Dates are based on “Levels” which are determined by the number of credits you have completed and
your “In Progress” credits during the current semester.

  • To check your Registration Status: Go to Self Service, select “Enter Secure Area”.  Login, click on the Registration Tab;
    then select “Check Your Registration Status” and view various holds which will prevent your Online Registration.
  • You may register by your Level Start Date and ANY DAY AFTER the beginning of your start date.
  • Your current semester balance must be cleared before you register for the upcoming new semester.
  • Online Registration is Not Available on the weekends.
    Level Minimum Credits Maximum Credits Registration Start Dates:
Monday - Friday: 5am - 10pm
Graduate N/A N/A November 16, 2015
Seniors 96 and above November 16, 2015
Juniors 54 95 November 19, 2015
Sophomores 25 53 November 24, 2015
Foundation 00 24 December 2, 2015
Open All All December 2, 2015

Online Registration

LATE Spring Registration must be done ONLINE  beginning January 5, 2016.
Please note you will be Automatically charged a late fee of $275.00.