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General Information


Summer Residencies and Programs at Otis College offer artists and designers the opportunity to explore and create work in the unique and culturally diverse arts community of Los Angeles. 

Labs and Shops

Otis College offers access to advanced production studios, including Painting Studios, Photography Lab, Lighting Studio & Green Screen, Video Lab, Laboratory Press, Wood, Model and Metal Shops, Printmaking Lab, Sculpture Studio, Ceramics Studio, and more. To learn more about our facilities, please check out Labs and Shops.


Each participant will be assigned a single, private, simply furnished room with a common space and shared bathroom. Participants have access to laundry on every floor. There are also unique lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, studio space, and media lounge. There is a limited number of private rooms (with no shared common space) for an additional fee. Private rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 


Elaine's Dining Commons will serve three communal meals on weekdays, and brunch and dinner on weekends.  Meals are cooked from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients including local and seasonal products. Elaine's also accommodates various dietary restrictions. Otis College is also surrounded by local restaurants and cafés where you can also grab a meal.

2020 Meal Hours

Monday - Friday
Continental breakfast: 7:00am - 9:00am
Lunch: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Refund Policy

If enrollment in a Summer Program is canceled before the Summer Program begins the participant is eligible to receive a partial refund of the program fees. Refunds will be awarded based on the schedule below:

  • More than 30 days prior to the start of the program participants are eligible for a 80% refund.
  • 30 days to 10 days prior to the start of the program participants are eligible for a 50% refund.
  • Less than 10 days prior to the start of the program participants are no longer eligible for a refund.

All refund requests and withdrawals of the program must be submitted in writing to the email Participants will receive no refund if they withdraw ten days prior to the start of the program or leave the program early. It may take up to six weeks to process your refund. All refunds are returned to the payment method originally used to complete payment. All refunds are based on the participants current balance paid. Please contact the Summer Programs Office at the phone number 424.207.3792 or email if you have any questions or concerns regarding the refund policy.


For general inquiries, please contact:
Summer Programs and Residencies
(424) 207-3792