• Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!


    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.


  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

  • Jocelyn Casas presents a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view May 1st - 7th, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm.

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us
    Jesse Fleming / Pat O

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.



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)


Leave of Absence & not re-enrolling

The school's insurance plan covers you each semester that you are enrolled. Should your matriculation continue into the next semester, your coverage will also continue. If you do not enroll, or take a leave of absence less than 30 days into the next semester, your insurance will be terminated (end) the last day of coverage for your last enrolled semester.

  • Example 1: You are enrolled for Fall 2017, but do not enroll for Spring. Your coverage will end on the last day of Fall 2017 coverage.
  • Example 2: You are enrolled for Fall 2017, and enroll for Spring 2018, but then take a leave of absence less than 30 days into the Spring semester. Your coverage be terminated back to the last day of Fall 2017 coverage.

If you take a leave of absence 31 or more days into the semester, your insurance will remain in place for the rest of that semester.

Please note: There is often lag time bewteen your coverage ending and the insurance company's system showing that your membership is terminated. Should you use your insurance during that time, you will later be responsible to pay back anything that the insurance paid for you during that time. It is requested that you do NOT attempt to use your insurance after the termination date.


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.


Tax Information:

  • 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.
  • The 2016-2017 plan year was administrated through CHP. For information and tax documents, please login to the CHP website here.


Questions? Please contact Otis College's Insurance Coordinator  - 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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