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  • Ghost particles / THESIS EXHIBITION 

    Exhibition, March 3 - 7, 2015 

    Reception, Thursday March 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm

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  • Charlie White

    Mar 03| Lectures
    Charlie White is a photographer and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited internationally since 1999. White holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.
  • Torbjørn Rødland is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for portraits, still lives and landscapes that transcend their often banal settings and motifs and move into the otherworldly. Since the late 1990s, his work has been exhibited widely.


    Image: Torbjørn-Rødland-courtesy-MACK-www.mackbooks.co.uk



  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Kathryn Andrews gets some of her best ideas driving around Los Angeles, where the visual contradictions she sees every day find their way into her art. Andrews, who is originally from Mobile, Alabama, is known for the commonplace objects she fabricates from highly polished and painted metal, into which she incorporates inexpensive or borrowed finds, including rented Hollywood props.


    Los Angeles Premiere Screening of 

    The State of Creativity

    A Look into the Otis Report on the Creative Economy

    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the formation of a media partnership with KCETLink. The partnership will bring the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region and the State of California into the digital age through an interactive, multi-platform presentation developed by, and for, KCETLink’s award-winning arts and culture series, Artbound.

  • Sean Cully

    Bolsky Gallery

    Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 846-2614



Orientation (O-week)

O WEEK is a series of programs and events focused on the importance of welcoming new first year students to the Otis Community. Events take place at the start of the fall semester and a condensed version of the same activities is provided to students entering in the spring semester. The cost of events are included in the student’s tuition and registration fees. Students do not incur out-of pocket expenses.

O Week/New Student Orientation takes place both on and off campus and is scheduled for August 24–28, 2015.

The components of O Week are as follows:

Day 1, Monday, August 24, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus
  • Arrive 8:45am if you are scheduled by the Office of Admissions to take the EPA exam.

  • Arrive 11:00am under the large open tent on the main lawn. (Welcome remarks begin at 11:15am)

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Otis Family Day

Students meet the President and/or Provost of the college, the VP of Academic Success/Dean of Student Affairs, the entire Student Affairs Staff, and student leaders including Student Government members, the Campus Activities Board, the Orientation Owl Leaders and the Peer Mentor team. A full lunch is served and the opportunity for students to mix and mingle is provided. All foundation and first-year transfer students at Otis are expected to attend. Graduate level students are welcomed and also encouraged to participate.


Day 2, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:30 - 4:30pm -Goldsmith Campus


Otis ID

Academic Advisors and select faculty members involved in the First Year student experience are available to assist with preparing students first year class scheduling. New students are expected to attend registration day to not only create their class schedule, but to obtain information on how to create an E-Portfolio account and use O SPACE, a necessary tool to succeed in classes.  New students will also take Student ID photos and can inqire about parking permits on campus.  Student ID photos are taken on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall room B02. Please note that select students will attend an earlier registration day in July 2015, as directed by the Otis Office of Admissions.


Day 3, Wednesday August 26, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus

To be Determined


The Office of Student Activities hosts a full day outing in the greater Los Angeles area. Outings in the past have included a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific or a Grand Hollywood tour providing students a sight-seeing extravaganza on a Hollywood double-decker bus. This activity has limited space and is offered on a first-come first served basis to 50-75 students depending on the location of the program. A link to a sign-up form will be made available in mid July 2015.


Day 4, (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) Goldsmith Campus - Day and Time to be determined


For more info., send an email to international@otis.edu

International Student Orientation

Otis College of Art & Design provides an International Student Orientation (ISO) for all incoming international students. This orientation will familiarize new students with U.S. immigration requirements, Otis programs and services, adjusting to life in the U.S. and Los Angeles, and learn about the culture at Otis from current students.

Attending ISO is required of all incoming international students.

The Office of Student Activities provides an extended opportunity to gather and get to know your fellow Otis Owls. A live cover band, and barbeque style dinner will be served followed by a blockbuster movie on an outdoor screen. Students are advised to wear warm clothing and bring a portable chair and/or pillows and blankets as the film will shown after sundown on the lawn outside of the Galef Fine Arts building.


Day 5/6 - 9:00am Friday, August 28, through 3:00pm Saturday, August 29 2014 - Location to be determined.

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All new first year Otis Owls are invited and encouraged to spend an overnight experience. This is a Staff and Faculty supervised opportunity for new students to get to know other students by way of participating in academic, recreational and social activities over the course of a 24 hour period. Transportation to the camp to/from the Otis Goldsmith campus is provided and 4 full meals are included. Activities from past overnight experiences include swimming, archery range, Frisbee, board games, movies, hiking and a newspaper fashion show. Overnight activities are planned by Orientation Owl leaders who strive to create an experience that embodies the true spirit of an Otis Owl. Fees for the activities are included in the normal tuition and fee structure and there is no out-of pocket expense for this activity. Space is limited.