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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Clubs and Organizations

Club Uber

Club Uber provides up to 3 monetary reimbursements per semester to students for the purpose of sourcing art supplies, visiting museums as required for class activity, or for grocery shopping. Club Uber locations are approved by a student run group on campus that meets weekly to decide how the club should be faciliated, including the adding or removal of approved destinations. If you want to be part of the group that contributes to destinational decisions, contact Deborah @ hjk_100@hotmail.com

Dirty Deeds Gardening Club

The purpose of this organization is to give the opportunity to learn about gardening and sustainable living. The club seeks to raise acknowledgement about environmental matters among students. - Contact - Jasmin  @ jasmin.druffner@gmail.com

Exhibition and Curatorial Club (ECC)

The Exhibition Curatorial Club at Otis promotes a stronger community of art students on the Otis Campus. The club provides students with an opportunity to curate and display artwork for exhibitions. Room 107 in the Galef Center serves as gallery space and the exhibitions will coincide with the Graduate shows held in the Bolsky. Contact - Drew at ddavis1@student.otis.edu


GLOW (glOw) is a group of students who are dedicated to providing a place where those who like electronic dance music can bring together their passion for music and culture.

Identity—Otis Gay Straight Alliance

An organization designed to promote awareness and educate the Otis community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and alternative sex and gender cultures. The group encourages acceptance, tolerance and self-pride within the Otis Community. Contact -Phoebe Kobabe @ stolennoodle@gmail.com -or- Maya at mayagracej@gmail.com

Otis Christian Club (OCC)

Otis Christian Club focuses on joining students together to create an intimate relationship with God and getting closer to God through Worship. The membership is open to all students regardless of nationality, religion, and various cultures. Contact - Eden at edensunminpark@gmail.com

Otis Surf Assocation (OSA)

The Otis Surf Association is dedicated to the belief that surfing is fun and good. It provides a chance for people to acknowledge the planet we live on and our role as its inhabitants. We as an association accept any member that is in support of surfing or the ocean, be they surfers, photographers, or any type of artist or enthusiast. Contact Hunter @ hculberson@student.otis.edu

Under the Baobab Tree (UBT)

Dedicated to the retention of African and Latin descended students at Otis College of Art and Design. UBT offers a safe forum for the sharing of experiences, ideas and narratives. The club provides support mechanisms that will strengthen connection between students and their peers as well as students and Otis faculty, in an effort to increase the opportunity for graduation. - Contact - Noah at  noahshumes@gmail.com


Club/Organization Recognition Online Form

If you are interested in creating a new club/organization on campus, please submit an Application. The request will be forwarded to Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities. If you have questions, please contact 310.846.2595.