• Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions

    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 


  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event

    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


Student Counseling Services


All Student Counseling Services are free of charge for currently enrolled full-time students



Hello Otis Community…my name is Jamie Turner (pronouns he/him/his) and as of June 2016 I’m the psychotherapist for enrolled Otis College students who are in need of individual counseling.   I’m also here to provide group therapy, mindfulness training and other campus wellness programs along with the rest of the Student Health and Wellness Center staff.  I came to Los Angeles from Boston where I most recently worked with college students at Harvard University’s counseling center.  I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas where most of my research focused on community mental health.  I’m excited and honored to be here, and I look forward to meeting you. 


Student Counseling Services Menu:

Counseling can help facilitate well-being and problem-solving.  Talking to a therapist can also be helpful if you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression or other mood problems.  Otis College offers the following counseling services…

•             Individual counseling

•             Couples / conjoint counseling

•             Group counseling

•             Consultation

•             Referrals to external mental health providers for longer-term therapy

•             Substance Abuse screening and counseling

•             Psychological testing as part of the initial evaluation process, and to track progress during treatment

•             Outreach programming / education events to promote wellness in the Otis community


Student Counseling Services Mission:

As part of the Office of Student Affairs, Student Counseling Services supports the mission of the Otis College of Art and Design by providing counseling services, mental health outreach, and co-curricular activities designed to help students maintain psychological wellness to enhance functionality and motivation as they pursue their academic goals.


Student Counseling Satisfaction Survey:

If you have received counseling from Student Counseling Services, please fill out our Satisfaction Survey here.


What to Expect:

At your first appointment we’ll complete an initial assessment.  I’ll gather some history from you, and record information you provide in the electronic medical record.  You’ll be able to ask any questions you want.  Together, we’ll start to develop goals that you’d like to work on in therapy.  Your goals may be very specific, or more general, depending on your needs. 

Your rights and responsibilities as a client at the Student Health and Wellness Center can be found here.


Making an Appointment:

Appointments can be made in-person at the Student Health and Wellness Center, or by calling our office on the phone (310-846-5738).

The counseling center is open M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM unless otherwise posted.  There’s no cost to currently enrolled Otis College students for counseling. Otis College employees and alumni are not eligible for counseling services.



You will be marked as a no show for your appointment if you do not come to the appointment, or arrive late (20 or more minutes past your scheduled appointment time). The no show fee is $5, due at check in for your next scheduled appointment.


Cancelling an appointment:

If you decide that you do not need a scheduled appointment, please cancel your appointment in person or by phone (310) 846-5738. Email is not an acceptable form of cancelling your appointment. Appointments must be canceled at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you do not cancel your appointment within that time frame, you will be marked as a no show for your appointment.


What if I’m in crisis?:

If you’re in emotional crisis and need to speak with someone right away, come to the Student Health and Wellness Center.  I’ll meet with you as soon as possible. 

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 for help. For further instruction on what to do after hours, please go here.


Off-Campus Resources:


  • Health Advocate 24/7 Support (only available to student's who have the Student Health Insurance Plan): Phone 1-855-384-1800, wesbite.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.
  • U-Lifeline, your online resource for college mental health: website.
  • Mental Health America: website.
  • Tiny Buddha, Meditation and Mindfulness Quotes and Articles: website.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

  • Santa Monica Rape Crisis Center / The Rape Foundation: website, Phone 1-310 451-0042.
  • Los Angeles LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)  Community Center: website, Phone 1-323-993-7400.
  • Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center, for Asian and Asian-American people: website, Phone 1-213-252-2100.
  • Center for TransYouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-361-5372
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles: website, Phone 1-323-936-4343
  • Airport Marina Counseling Center, outpatient therapy and psychiatry near Otis College: website, Phone 1-310-670-1410, Email:
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