• 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


General Information

Program And Fees 

Applications are now closed; notifications, including fellowship recipients, were sent on March 10, 2017.

The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles. This summer, Otis College will welcome 60 professional artists and designers from the world as part of the L.A. Summer Residency.

The L.A. Summer Residency includes:

  • A private, simply furnished room in shared housing
  • Semi-private studios and lab spaces
  • 3 meals per day on weekdays, with brunch and dinner on weekends


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

The total cost for residency:

  • $2,400 (includes room and board)
  • $1,650 commuting

Otis College alumni will receive $100 off the fee for the residency (please indicate this in your application).

The L.A. Summer Residency offers limited numbers of fellowships, $500 off applications submitted by the priority deadline each year. Fellowship recipients will be announced via email on March 10, 2017 (with acceptance notices).

*$25 a week for parking (passes can be obtained by emailing





Our facilities have different labs, including Painting Studios, Photography Lab, Lighting Studio & Green Screen, Video Lab, Laboratory Press, Wood, Model and Metal Shops, Printmaking Lab, Sculpture Studio, Ceramics Studio, and more.


Each resident will be assigned a single, private, simply furnished room with a common space and shared bathroom. Residents have access to laundry on every floor. There are also unique lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, studio space and media lounge. There is a limited number of private rooms (with no shared common space) at the reduced rate of $300 for the entire stay. Private rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 


Our Dining Commons will serve 3 communal meals on weekdays, and brunch and dinner on weekends. Fresh fruit, snacks, smoothies, and beverages are available at our Grab-N-Go spot, 7:00am – 7:00pm. Bon Appétit serves meals cooked from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients. Using local and seasonal products, Bon Appétit serves healthy and flavorful meals to residents. The café also accommodates various dietary restrictions. Bon Appétit caters to group events scheduled at Otis College. Otis College is surrounded by local restaurants and cafés where you can grab a meal.


Although visitors can eat at the Dining Commons for an additional charge, we cannot accommodate visitors overnight in our housing. If you need accommodations for your guests, Otis College has a variety of lodgings available nearby.  


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