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  • Learn about the Teacher Credentialing process with:

  • Communication Arts presents a lecture by type designer Raul Plancarte

  • Allison Peck 


    Tied Tides and Small Shifts 


    Opening: Thursday, April 17 from 7-10p
    Onview: April 14-19 from 10-6p
    Location: Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • 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.



Travel Advance & Expenses

The Center for International Education & the Business Office will work with you to prepare the paperwork required to request your travel advance and review policies and procedures for managing the advance in more detail. Some common issues related to advances are outlined below.

What is a Travel Advance?

  • It is a temporary source of CASH- up to 75% of your out of pocket expenses used to support your travel program. At the end of the program, all spent funds are reconciled and posted to the program budget. Unspent funds are returned to Otis.


  • To pay for day-to-day expenses of your program while in the field
  • To be used ONLY in the field for program-related business when Otis is unable to process payments on your behalf via check, or credit card

Common usage of Field Advance

  • Taxi rides, bus tickets, tips, entrance fees, phone cards, and group meals.
  • Per diem (for you or your supporting staff)
  • Meal or Activity Stipend for students

General Rules and Criteria

  • The person requesting the advance must be a permanent Otis employee (program leader or support staff)
  • Keep all field advance cash funds physically separate from any other cash-on-hand, such as personal funds
  • All remaining balances must be returned to Otis within 45 days from the program end date

Procedure Overview


  1. Research which establishment(s) YOU will need to pay at the point of sale/service. In most cases all of your expenses can be covered by using a program provider.
  2. Finalize your program budget with the Center for International Education by Sept 15
  3. 30 days before departure:  Meet with the Center for International Education to finalize your Travel Advance amount. We will request a travel advance on your behalf prior to your departure.

During: Managing Your Advance

  1. Retain all your receipts (minus food per diem) and bank statements
  2. Maintain expenditure spreadsheet
  3. Update request for reimbursements (if any) while travelling to have ready upon return

Return: Reconciling Travel Advance

  1. Complete and submit Travel and Expense form to the Center for International Education within two weeks of your program return date.