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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
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “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.


Pre-Departure Checklist

  1. Complete the Mobility Application, and submit to the Center for International Education
  2. After receiving a copy of your Letter of Acceptance from your host university, you can apply for a student visa (if applicable). Contact your host university to find out what documentation is required in order to apply for your student visa. See here for visa
  3. Submit a copy of your Letter of Acceptance from your host university to the Center for International Education.
  4. Complete and submit your Otis Course Approval Form (Undergraduates Only)
  5. Course Registration and Credit Transfer: the Registration Office website offers helpful information for students going on exchange.
  6. Obtain your passport.  Make sure your current passport is valid. The expiry date must be at least 6 months beyond your expected date of return. See the Travel Study Resource Guide for details.
  7. Submit a copy of your passport to the Center for International Education
  8. Prior to departure, complete and submit the following forms to the Center for International Education: Liability Waiver, Medical Self-Assessment, and Travel Arrangement Form
  9. For International Exchange prior to departure, obtain Health and Travel Insurance. For additional information please contact: http://www.otis.edu/health-insurance
  10. Provide a copy of your insurance card to the Center for International Education.
  11. Register with the U.S. Embassy once you have procured your in-country address at https://step.state.gov/step/
  12. Submit: Forms may be submitted via email to international@otis.edu (put the program destination and your name in the subject line), faxed to (424) 207-2503, or in person to the Center for International Education, Ahmanson Hall 215. 
  13. Attend the PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION.  Please note that your attendance is MANDATORY

Pre-Departure Orientation




For exchange students departing in Spring  2013

Dec. 18


Ahmanson Hall

6th floor

Faculty Lounge

For exchange students departing in Fall 2013