Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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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, Transfer Day and Other Admissions Events

Open House

Open House is typically held on a Saturday in the fall. Please check back in late summer to confirm the details for our next event.

 

Transfer Day

Transfer Day was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Check back for future events or join us for a campus tour.

 

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.  Please check back during the summer for our schedule of events for 2017-18. For more information about the National Portfolio Day Association, visit www.portfolioday.net.

 

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, the Middle East and more. Please contact Admissions for details and to schedule an appointment with an Otis College representative near you.

 

Accepted Student Day

Accepted Student Day - April 22, 2017

Otis College welcomed accepted students to campus on Saturday, April 22, 2017. If you missed the event, you can still come for one of our campus tours that are Monday-Friday at 2pm.

Accepted Student Events in Asia

Otis College will also be traveling to Asia to meet with accepted students and their families. Join us for lunch with the Director of Admissions and find out more about Otis College at our event!

Beijing, China - April 29th

Seoul, South Korea - April 30th

RSVP to attend our Accepted Student Events in Asia here.

 

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.

 

Saturday Campus Tours

The Admissions Office is open on selected Saturdays throughout the academic year. Please select the date to register for a Saturday tour. Space is limited for Saturday tours, so a reservation is required. If you would like to make an appointment before or after the tour to meet with an Admissions Counselor, please call our office at 310.665.6820 after registering online.

Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

 

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 (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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