• Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures

    Shila Khatami has had solo exhibitions at:
    Autocenter in Berlin, Kunstverein Dillingen, 
    Galerie Samy Abraham in Paris, 
    Galerie Susanna Kulli in Zurich, 
    Clages in Cologne and Treize in Paris.
    Group exhibitions include:
    “00ooOO - holes, dots, balls“ with Davide Bertocchi at Hopstreet, Brussels ; 
    “Punkt-Systeme,Vom Pointilismus zum Pixel“ at the Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen; 
    „BYOB“ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 
    “Dorothea“ at Ancient & Modern, London; 
    “Ambigu“ at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures

    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures

    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.


  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.


Visit Otis College

Admissions offers a number of ways for prospective students to visit and engage with the Otis Community. We encourage you to visit LA and our campus to see our facilities and students in action!

Admissions Events

Open House

This fall, Open House will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

During the event, you will be able to learn more about our undergraduate programs, tour our campus and facilities, get feedback on your portfolio, meet faculty and current students and learn more about financial aid.


Portfolio Days

During the fall and winter, Otis College attends select National Portfolio Day events with other member colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio Day is a great way to meet an admissions counselor and get feedback on your portfolio before you apply. Otis College will be represented at the following events. To see the exact location and time for each event, visit

2016-09-24  Denver, Colorado

2016-09-25  Atlanta, Georgia

2016-09-25  Des Moines, Iowa

2016-10-01  Cincinnati, Ohio

2016-10-01  Houston, Texas

2016-10-02  Columbus, Ohio

2016-10-02  Dallas, Texas

2016-10-08  Vincennes, Indiana

2016-10-09  Minneapolis, Minnesota

2016-10-15  Memphis, Tennessee

2016-10-15  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016-10-16  Chicago, Illinois

2016-10-16  Nashville, Tennessee

2016-10-22  Kansas City, Missouri

2016-10-22  San Francisco, California GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-10-23  San Diego, California

2016-10-23  St. Louis, Missouri

2016-10-23  Syracuse, New York

2016-10-29  Richmond, Virginia

2016-10-29  Toronto, Ontario

2016-10-30  Detroit, Michigan

2016-10-30  New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-11-05  Boston, Massachusetts

2016-11-05  Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-11-06  Hartford, Connecticut

2016-11-12  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2016-11-13  New York, New York

2016-11-19  Paris, France

2016-11-19  Washington, DC

2016-11-20  Baltimore, Maryland

2016-11-20  Charlotte, North Carolina

2016-12-03  Phoenix, Arizona

2016-12-03  Vancouver, British Columbia

2016-12-04  Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017-01-07  Seattle, Washington

2017-01-08  Portland, Oregon

2017-01-14  New Orleans, Lousianna

2017-01-14  San Francisco, California

2017-01-15  Los Angeles, California

2017-01-21  Miami, Florida

2017-01-22  Sarasota, FL

Otis College will be hosting the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm. For more information about this event, visit the event page at


International Events

Otis College has scheduled visits in the following regions in 2016-17: Asia (China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand), Turkey, Mexico, Latin America and more. Please contact Admissions for details and to schedule an appointment with an Otis College representative near you.


Campus Tours

Goldsmith (Main) Campus

Tours with Q & A
Monday through Friday at 2pm

No reservation required

9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Google Map

Our student-led campus tour will give you an inside view of the Otis Community and provide insight into the majors that we offer at the College. In addition to seeing the resources and facilities on campus, you will also view work created by students in different programs. An Admissions Counselor will give you a brief presentation on the admissions process and will respond to any questions you may have.

The Admissions Office is open on selected Saturdays throughout the academic year. Please contact us for this year's schedule.

Campus Tours for Graduate Students

Please contact the Admissions Office if you are interested in arranging a tour of one of our Graduate programs at or (310) 665-6820.

Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Counselor

To schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions Counselor, call the Admissions office at (310) 665-6820. All visitors are highly encouraged to pre-schedule an appointment, however we will take walk-in appointments Monday through Friday from 10-4pm. During your appointment, you can ask general questions, have a portfolio review, discuss the transfer process and much more. We also have a Graduate Admissions Counselor that can meet with prospective graduate students to discuss the admissions and financial aid process.

Maps / Locations

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