• 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


What is included in the Residency?

The L.A. Summer Residency includes room and board, meals in our cafeteria, lab spaces and access to semi-private studios. As part of the public programming, we will also have keynote speakers, one-on-one mentorships and an opportunity to engage with artists and designers from the vibrant art community of Los Angeles.


I was accepted into the Residency, how do I secure my spot? 

To secure your spot in the residency, submit the non-refundable deposit at The deposit is due April 7, 2017.


Is parking available on campus?

Yes, parking is available for commuters for $25 per week. Please request a parking pass at least two weeks prior to your arrival by emailing


When is check in/check out?

Check in is: 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, June 4, 2017

Check out: 9:00am – 12:00pm on Sunday, June 25, 2017

*If you are planning to arrive the night before, you can stay on campus free of charge. No late stays will be allowed after the end of the Residency.


I am coming from out of town. What dates should I plan my flight?

Please plan to arrive on June 4th, and depart on June 25th.


What kind of transportation is available?

Otis College is located near the airport, so you can take a cab, or Uber/Lyft. The College does not provide transportation (outside of scheduled program field trips).


How do I reserve a studio space?

Links to reserve studio spaces will go live in late April. Spaces are assigned on first come, first serve basis. You will receive confirmation via email.


I want to ship some items. Where can I send them?

Send all your packages to:

Summer Programs, Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Loyola Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

*The name and email you have provided for your residency registration should match the shipping information. Packages will be available for pick up at our Purchasing and Shipping department (Ahmanson 1st Floor).


I need to order supplies from local vendors. How do I do that?

Local art supply store Graphaids has a store on-campus for your convenience. An additional vendor list will be available shortly. 


Is wi-fi available in studios and housing?

Yes, wi-fi is available in studios and housing.


What types of equipment are available for check-out?

A listing of available labs and shops can be found here. Please note that hours are subject to change, please check back for updates closer to the residency start date. 


When will the public programming be available?

The full list of speakers and public programming will be available in May 2017, stay tuned to the main residency page for updates. 



General Inquiries – Mahtem Shiferraw

Studio Space Requests – Clayton Campbell

Housing – Morgan Brown

TSS and Lab Management – Andrew Armstrong

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