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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “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.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


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