• Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition

    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.


    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm


  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event

    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures

    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition

    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event

    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures

    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.


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!

Open House and Other Admissions Events

Open House

Open House was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Please check back for more information next fall.


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 with additional programming in the morning from 9:30-11am. 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
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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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