Events
  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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Academic Advising
(310) 846-2550

Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom is available in the Office of Registration and Records (Ahmnanson Hall, 2nd floor) to assist you in planning your schedule and preparing for Registration each semester.

Academic Computing
(310) 665-6825
Felipe Gutiérrez, Director

Our mission is to support the academic programs in their educational goals with creative computing environments offering current and relevant technology. We strive to continually expand the facilities with the latest equipment and software.

Academic Mentoring
(310) 665-6996
Siri Kaur, Coordinator

Academic Mentoring provides sequential, guided discussion and fosters student reflection about individual educational and career path issues. Research shows that guided discussions of issues that impact students' sense of control over their academic outcomes enhance overall student success.

Administration and Finance
(310) 665-6800
Admissions
(310) 665-6820
Matthew Gallagher, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

Coordinates recruitment, selection, and enrollment of entering students. Communicates the College’s mission to prospective students, and works to make Otis accessible to the most appropriate candidates.

Advertising Design
(310) 665-6840
Kali Nikitas, Department Chair

Advertising Design forges a strong emotional connection between a brand and its intended audience.

Alumni Relations
(310) 665-6895
Philip Scanlon, Director of Alumni Relations
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
(310) 665-6867
Linda Pollari, Department Chair

Architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings) organize and shape the contexts for all our activities and relations.

Artists, Community and Teaching Program
(310) 846-2632
Michele Jaquis, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Artists Community Teaching (ACT) Program

The ACT Program allows eligible BFA students to major in one area and minor in either Teacher Credential Preparation or Community Arts Engagement.

Audio Video Lab
(310) 665-6972

Our fully equipped facility includes high-end video and film cameras w/ accessories, professional lighting kits, green screen studio/stage, audio booth & control room, Final Cut Pro Editing Lab and even a screening room to critique your final projects.