• 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 Insurance Plan

All degree seeking students enrolled in BFA/MFA programs are required to have health insurance.

All currently enrolled students are automatically enrolled in Otis College's Student Health Insurance Plan, unless a waiver is completed. Otis College's insurance plan is administered through CHP (Consolidated Health Plans). It is a full service plan that utilizes the Cigna PPO network.

BFA/MFA Fall (16) Spring (17)
Cost $850 $1,170
Coverage 8/19/16-1/16/17 1/17/17-8/18/17
Waiver Deadline 9/9/16 1/31/17


MFA Graphic Design Summer/Fall (16) Spring (17)
Cost $1,170 $850
Coverage 6/13/16-1/16/17 1/17/17-6/18/17
Waiver Deadline 6/23/16 1/31/17


2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan (BFA/MFA) - Print ID cards, Find providers, View detailed plan information, etc.

2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan (MFA Graphic Design) - Print ID cards, Find providers, View detailed plan information, etc.

ID Cards: ID cards must be printed from online. They are not mailed out.


Waiving the Otis College Student Health Insurance Plan

In order to save the cost of the health insurance plan, you MUST complete an online waiver by the deadline. Please find further information and instructions here.


Dependent coverage

You may enroll eligible dependents onto the health insurance plan as long as you are covered. If you would like to do so, please click the link below. The deadline for dependent enrollment for Spring 2017 is 1/31/17

Enroll dependents (BFA and MFA students)

Enroll dependents (MFA Graphic Design students)


How does health insurance work at the Student Health and Wellness Center?

All currently enrolled students have access to the Student Health and Wellness Center whether or not they are covered under Otis College Health Insurance plan. Many services are free to all students. However, if a student does not have the Student Health Insurance Plan, there may be an additional cost associated with certain services and medications, which will be disclosed ahead of time. The Student Health and Wellness Center does not contract with any insurance companies.


During the 2015-2016 plan year, Otis College's insurance administrator was Ascension. For prior member information and tax documents, please login to the Ascension website here.


Please contact Otis College's Insurance Coordinator with questions - Catherine Kreamer, 424.207.3762,, Student Health and Wellness Center (Ahmanson 107)

Accident Insurance

All degree seeking students are automatically enrolled into a comprehensive Student Accident Insurance plan.  

Accident Insurance Plan

Accident Insurance Claim Form  
(Download the form to fill it out online)

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