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Foundation Supply Kit

The materials listed in the Foundation Supply Kit (download here) are required of all Foundation students. Your Foundation Supply Kit provides many of the items you will use across several studio classes. 

Note: Please also see First Day Materials & Supplies for additional items you MUST bring to your first meeting of each class.

The Supply Kits will be available at the Graphaids store on campus beginning August 15, 2020. Call 310.204.1212 to confirm store hours for the month of August.  

Students enrolled in remote classes can contact Gary Koyama at Graphaids (gkoyama@graphaids.com, 310.204.1212) to inquire about shipping Kits within the United States. Students are responsible for the cost of shipping. International students living abroad will need to source their supplies locally. If you have questions about any of the items included in the Supply Kit, please contact Moira Connelly at mconnelly@otis.edu

The Supply Kit will be available at Graphaids located on the 1st floor of the Ahmanson building of the Otis campus. The total cost of the Supply Kit at Graphaids for the 20-21 academic year, including tax, is $200.  Please note that shipping is not included in the cost. List price for items purchased individually is substantially higher.  The Kit is priced competitively and represents a 58% discount. 

Foundation Material and Supply Requirements in Addition to the Foundation Supply Kit

Your Foundation Supply Kit will provide many of the items you will use across several studio classes this year. The list has been compiled for efficiency -- to help you buy supplies all at once, and for a preferred price. 

The Foundation Supply Kit does not however constitute all of the tools, materials and/or supplies you will need throughout the year in Foundation. On an ongoing basis, in each of your classes, various additional materials and supplies will be required.

It is estimated that on a monthly basis, you should plan for approximately $90.00 in expenses related to project requirements in your studio program. Some months may require little or no new expense, while other months will require more than $90.00 in new expenses.

The best practice for maximizing your preparedness for success in studio classes and minimizing your expenses is to plan ahead, share materials and costs with classmates (when appropriate), shop in a group, and shop around for best prices and availability.

Your faculty will expect you to bring all materials and supplies to class when required. Faculty will provide reasonable time and sufficient information for you when assigning any new material and/or supply requirements.

You will also be required to purchase textbooks for several of your studio courses. You must purchase your textbooks bring them to the first class session. The approximate cost for textbooks for first semester studio courses is maximum $60. Additional textbooks and supplies will be required by your Liberal Studies courses.