Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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On-Campus Employment

Work Study

Please click here for more information: http://www.otis.edu/financial-aid-office/work-study.

Finding Student Job Openings

To find student job openings at Otis, please follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the Otis on-line job board with your username and password. Your username and password are the same as the credentials you use to login to the computers at school.
  2. Undershortcuts, click on "On Campus Student Employment" for curent job postings.
  3. Select the job posting you are interested in and follow the indicated application process. The hiring department will contact you if they would like to schedule you for an interview.
  4. If your application is successful, you will need to fill out a SEWA form (Student Employment Work Agreement form) to get paid. Fill out the top section and have your supervisor complete the middle section before bringing it to Student Employment. If this is your first time to work on campus, you will also need to complete an I-9 form, W-4 form and Direct Deposit Authorization Form. You must also bring 2 forms of ID. Valid forms of ID include your Passport or Driver’s License and Social Security Card. 
  5. Please allow 1 week for processing. Students are not allowed to work prior to this time. Student Employment will send you and your supervisor an email with your authorization to start working.
  6. For information on how to record your hours of work, review the Kronos Time Keeping Guide.
  7. If you are sick on a day you are regularly scheduled to work, you will need to complete and submit a Student Employee Sick Leave Form electronically. Every on-campus student employee is entitled to 24 hours of sick leave on a rolling calendar year. You can take paid sick leave for your own personal illness or for absences due to medical and/or dental appointments. You may also use paid sick leave to attend to a family member who is ill or injured.

Completing a SEWA Form

For help with your SEWA form, see our How to Complete a SEWA Form or watch the video below:

SEWA Form from Otis College of Art and Design on Vimeo.

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