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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
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Parents FAQs

What if:

…my student becomes ill or there is an emergency and I need to reach my student?

The Office of Student Affairs will work with you to triage care for your Otis student.

During business hours (Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) see below.
After 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday and during weekends, contact Campus Safety at 310-665-6965.

First, contact Julie Bryan, Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs
310-846-2595 or 310-665-6960
e-mail jbryan@otis.edu

If Julie Bryan is not available, contact one of the following individuals:

Michael Richards, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
310-665-6967 or e-mail mrichards@otis.edu

Carol Branch, Ph.D.
Director of the Student Resources Center and Title IX Coordinator
310-846-2554 or e-mail cbranch@otis.edu

Laura Kiralla, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs
310-665-6961 or e-mail lkiralla@otis.edu

…I need to discuss my student's financial aid package, scholarship, loan information?

The Office of Financial Aid, located on the 2nd floor of Ahmanson Hall on the Goldsmith Campus, will assist you in learning about your Otis student’s financial aid package. The Office of Financial Aid can be contacted at: 310–665–6880.

…I want to see my student's grade reports, transcripts and find out how they are performing academically?

Your student will need to contact the Registrar's office

College students' records are protected by the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA). It restricts institutions from releasing grades and other educational records without the student's written permission. Students may view their grades online through the Self-service system after grades have been submitted and recorded by the Registrar's Office. Otis does not mail grade reports home.

…my student is experiencing personal issues and would like to seek counseling?

Student Counseling Services, led by Dr. Fred Barnes, is available to support your Otis student. Services are free and confidential. Contact Student Counseling Services at 310-846-2639. The office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the event of an emergency after hours, contact Campus Safety at 310–665–6965.

…my student needs a small emergency loan to cover books and supplies, food, gas, etc.

The Dean of Student Affairs’ Office will approve a small emergency loan for students who are in immediate need of funds. Student can only get one loan a semester and s/he needs to pay the loan back before registering for the next semester.

…my student is falling behind academically and needs tutoring?

The Student Resource Center, led by Dr. Carol Branch, supports your students’ academic success by offering tutoring for many of the Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Tutoring is available in person and online.

…my students needs disability accommodations?

All students seeking disability accommodations in the classroom need to contact Dr. Carol Branch at 310-846-2554 or e-mail cbranch@otis.edu.

…my student is interested in travel study abroad?

Your student has many options at Otis to travel abroad and study with their peers in another country. The Center for International Education will support your student in finding a travel study program that complements his/her curriculum.

…my student needs help finding a place to live?

Finding a place to live in Los Angeles can be a challenge and that is why Morgan Brown, the Coordinator of Housing will support your student by providing him/her with resources and contacts to local apartment complexes and residences in the surrounding area. In addition, throughout an academic year, the Housing Office will host roommate events for students looking for a roommate off campus. Morgan can be contacted at mbrown@otis.edu

…my student wants to join a student club or organization?

There are many different ways your Otis student can get involved on campus. Joining or leading a club/organization on campus is a great co-curricular opportunity that builds connections among students. Your Otis student is always welcome to join a student club.