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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.


Inbound Students

Application Process In-Bound Students

The Mobility/ Exchange student is solely responsible for the timely submission of the application materials to the Mobility/ Exchange Coordinator of their Home School.

This includes:

  1. AICAD Mobility Application form or Otis Exchange Application (Non-AICAD Schools ONLY) along with required signatures, proposed program of study, and Statement of Purpose;
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level work completed at the Home School to date (available from the Home School Registrar's Office); and
  3. 6 to 10 slides of work, including work in the proposed area of study, labeled with name of student, title of the work, medium, and dimensions. Note: If an applicant requests that slides be returned, a self-addressed stamped envelope suitable for mailing must be included. The Host School cannot be responsible for loss or damage; do not to send your only set of slides.

Additional Information for Overseas Students

Once Admissions receives your application, and you have been accepted to Otis, you will receive details about the documents needed to issue an I-20, the form you will need in order to apply for an F-1 visa (International Student Visa). You will be asked to supply the following information.

  1. Bank letter or bank statement verifying funds totaled at approximately $4,000 for living expenses, listed in the Statement of Financial Information. The bank statement must be signed or stamped by a bank official.
  2. Verification of English Proficiency.  Unless this requirement has been waived in an exchange agreement with your university, submit a copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score report, or letter stating English proficiency from your host school (if applicable).
  3. Data page of passport.
  4. Letter of nomination from the exchange coordinator at your Home University.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received by Otis no later than:

Fall Term: April 10                   Spring Term: November 1

Mail Applications

The Office of Admissions

Otis College of Art

9045 Lincoln Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045