• Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition

    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.


    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm


  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event

    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures

    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition

    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event

    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures

    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.


Student Health & Wellness Center




All currently enrolled Otis College of Art and Design BFA/MFA students have free access to the Student Health and Wellness Center, including those without the student health insurance plan.


Hours of Operation:

Medical Services: M-F, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for lunch | Counseling Center: M-F, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed weekends and all Otis College holidays.


Location: Student Health and Wellness Center is located on the first floor of Ahmanson, Room 107.


How to Schedule an Appointment: Please call the Student Health and Wellness Center for all appointments including counseling at (310) 846-5738. You can also schedule an appointment by coming in person to the Student Health and Wellness Center. Appointments can not be scheduled via email.

*Please Note, the Student Health and Wellness Center does not provide excuse notes for missed classes, exams, or school work.


No-Shows/Late Appointments:

As stated in the Patient’s Responsibilities, students should make every effort to keep scheduled appointments or to contact the SHWC if they wish to change or cancel an appointment. Arriving late or missing appointments wastes time that could be offered to other patients.

If a student is more than 15 minutes late for their appointment, the student will be rescheduled to a later time/date.


Contact Information:

Phone: 310-846-5738 | Email:


Where to access care when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed:


In the event of non-life threateneing emergencies, these local medical centers are available to you:

Playa Vista Medical Center - approx. 5 minutes from campus, M-F 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sat/Sun 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1, Playa Vista, CA 90094, 310.862.0400 *no charge for parking, Urgent Care Facility (no Emergency Room), Website

Marina Del Rey Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 10 minutes from campus, 24 hour medical care available, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310.823.8911 (Main), ext. 5100 (ER), Website

Southern California Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 6 minutes from MFA studios, 24 hours medical care available, 3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90232, 310.836.7000, Website

Further Instructions on what to do when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed.


Mission Statement: The Student Health and Wellness Center provides medical services and health education to promote healthy living and engagement to help you fulfill your artistic endeavors at Otis College of Art and Design.


Student Learning Objectives: Students who utilize the services at Otis College of Art and Design, Student Health and Wellness Center will be able to:

- navigate through the health care system as an educated health care consumer.

- demonstrate the ability to understand their treatment plan and make informed medical decisions regarding their care.

- implement self-care practices that contribute to the overall health of the student community.

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