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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.


Final Grade Deadlines



Final Grades

All grades are submitted via the web. Learn How to Submit Grades. In order to submit your grades you must login to Self Service.  
Faculty are expected to read and follow all Faculty Grading Policies on this site.    

Final Grades Online Due Date:

  FALL 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015 at 12 pm



SUMMER 2016 MFA Graduate Graphic Design

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5 pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5 pm

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5 pm

Course roster/attendance sheets are due to Department Chairs on the same date as online grading.

If you have any technical questions regarding online grading after reading the documents provided, please contact Arturo De La Fuente, Registration Specialist – Technical at (310) 665-6952.

Your academic department assistants are also available to assist you with online grading questions.

Important Note: You will need your Otis ID (X number) and password to enter your grades online.
If you do not remember your password/pin: enter your Otis ID; then click the "Forgot PIN". 
The hint question that you typed in will appear, then type in your answer (case sensitive).  Once you've entered
the correct answer you will be asked to create a NEW password/pin.  If you have forgotten your hint answer, and continue to have problems with your Otis ID or password, please contact your Studio Department.

Please note that the Registration Office does not have access to passwords and Otis ID numbers and passwords cannot be given over the telephone under any circumstances.