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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


International Students

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Otis College is an art school located in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in America. Each year, Otis welcomes students from countries around the world, from places like Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Canada and the UK. We pride ourselves in multiculturalism and extend our warmest welcome to our prospective international students.

Degrees Offered
We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 art and design majors for applicants who have successfully completed secondary school. We also offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in the areas of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Public Practice and Writing for applicants who already hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. We ask that applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program follow the process listed for "High School Seniors," and we ask that Master of Fine Arts applicants follow the "College Graduate" process.

Application Requirements

International First-Year Undergraduate

International Transfer Student 

International Graduate Student

Scholarships for International Students
All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is no additional paperwork required for this consideration. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office within four weeks of the offer of admission.

FI Visas
If you are admitted you will receive a packet of forms that must be filled out to receive an I-20, the document you will need in order to receive an F1 student visa. Not all international students need to change to an F1 visa. Please contact the Center for International Education if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. This Office offers resources and support services to assist international students in making a smooth transition, both academically and socially, as they adjust to their new lives. We provide advice, help with English language skills, workshops, and support to international students as they find their unique voices. Otis fosters respect for cultural diversity, and students are encouraged to become an active part of the community. We are dedicated to helping students use their fullest potential to succeed.


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