Featured Virtual Sessions
Live Virtual Tour Experience with a Student Ambassador
This live session on Zoom is led by a current Otis student. It will feature a virtual walkthrough of our campus and helpful information about all of our majors, as well as their facilities. At the end, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask questions.
Admissions is working virtually! You can continue to call us at 310-665-6820, text us at 323-870-6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of all of the ways you can connect with us are listed below.
Meet Otis Virtual Workshops: The College is hosting a series of online workshops/demos/conversations to introduce Otis’ programs to prospective students. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about your prospective department and learn some new creative skills. Sessions are held at various times through mid-November. Check out the sessions and register here!
Creative Futures in Art and Design: On November 18th, join us for a panel discussion featuring professionals from creative industries in Los Angeles, including museums, entertainment, toy design, fashion, advertising, and design. Students and their families are invited to learn more about how you can develop your creative interests into a rewarding career in a range of sectors. Panelists include alumni working at Netflix, Hulu, SpaceX, Mattel, and LACMA. Register here!
Virtual Campus Tours: While on campus tours are not being offered, our Virtual Campus Tour Experience is available live over zoom. The tour is led by an Otis Student Ambassador. It will feature a walkthrough of our campus and helpful information about all of our majors, as well as their facilities. At the end, we will give you a brief info session followed by a Q&A session where you can ask questions. Virtual Campus Tours are offered Monday-Friday at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am. Register here.
Virtual Campus Tours for International Students: On Thursdays, we are now offering special Virtual Campus Tours for international students in other time zones. Tours will be offered by International Student Ambassadors at the following times: Egypt/Europe - 2pm/14:00, Turkey - 3:00PM/15:00, Gulf Standard Time - 4PM/16:00, India - 5:30PM/17:30, Korea/Japan - 9:00PM/21:00, China/Taiwan/Malaysia/Singapore/Macau/Philippines - 8:00PM/20:00, Vietnam/Thailand/Indonesia - 7:00PM/19:00. Register here.
Virtual Appointments: We offer one-on-one virtual appointments with an admissions counselor where you can share your portfolio, get tips on applying and ask any questions. These appointments are also great for accepted students who are seeking guidance on enrolling at the College and have questions about housing, financial aid or anything else. Please sign-up for an upcoming appointment here. You can also request an appointment at a time that is convenient for you by filling out this form.
También ofrecemos citas virtuales en español con un consejero donde puedes compartir tu portafolio y pedir más información sobre los requisitos de admisión o acerca de la universidad. Estas citas también son beneficiales para estudiantes aceptados que necesiten guía sobre residencia o ayuda financiera. Por favor registrarse aquí.
Otis in 15 Minutes: Join an Otis Admissions Counselor and current Otis student for a 15-minute overview of Otis College! We will introduce you to the programs, information about student life, career services, how to apply and our new portfolio options. There will also be time for a brief Q&A. This is a great, quick way to get acquainted with the College! This session will be held over the video conference platform Zoom. Register here.
Virtual Portfolio Development and Majors Info Session: During this one hour session, an Admissions Counselor will give you tips and tricks to develop a portfolio to apply to art and design school. You’ll also see examples of different portfolios and get insight on the application process. We will also review the different majors offered at Otis and how you can begin to make work specific to a major. The session will close with a Q&A where you can get all of your questions answered. This session will be held over the video conference platform Zoom. Register here.
Virtual Financial Aid Info Session: Offered once per month, this 30 minute session hosted by the Dean of Enrollment Management details the ways that you can fund your Otis education. The FAFSA and the application process for financial aid will be discussed in addition to the types of aid that are available. Merit scholarships and the way that Otis evaluates students for them will also be detailed. The session will conclude with a live Q&A where you can get all of your financial aid questions answered. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Register here.
Virtual Transfer Info Session: Offered once per week and led by an Admissions Counselor, prospective transfer students can learn more about the transfer process to Otis. The info session will cover how to select courses for transfer, the majors and minors offered at Otis and how to prepare a transfer application. The I-GETC and articulation agreements with local community colleges will also be covered. Register for this event here.
Virtual International Student Info Session on Portfolio Development: Offered twice a month, these international focused sessions will be held at times compatible for various time zones and will feature content specifically for international students and Americans living abroad. While the main focus will be on portfolio development and application steps, there will also be information on the international student visa application process and requirements specifically for international students. The session will conclude with a Q&A session with a current international student from Otis. Register for this event here.
Student Chats: These live student chats with Otis undergraduates will cover a series of topics from finding community to advice on the application process. Join our students as they get real on topics of interest for prospective students. Each session is meant to be interactive where you can ask your own questions and join in the conversation! Register for student chats here!
MFA Virtual Info Sessions: For prospective students interested in our graduate MFA programs, the MFA Overview and How to Apply Info Session held by our Graduate Admissions Counselo provides information about our application/portfolio requirements, financial aid opportunities and a helpful Q&A session. Once a month, MFA Fine Arts and MFA Graphic Design will also hold department specific info sessions featuring an overview of their programs and a Q&A with the Department Chair. Register here.
Portfolio Days: The National Portfolio Day schedule has been changed to a virtual event calendar. You can view the calendar here. You can also get a portfolio review by signing up for a virtual appointment.
School Groups: For teachers looking for virtual visit opportunities, an Otis counselor can visit your class virtually. Submit a request for a virtual visit here.