Otis College of Art and Design logo
  • 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.


Forms & Publications

2015-2016 Forms
  1. Otis Exit Counseling Handout (pdf)
  2. Financial Aid Renewal Application (Non- FAFSA Filers) - Continuing Students only (pdf)
  3. Named Scholarship Application - Continuing Students only (DEADLINE: February 16, 2015)
  4. Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (DOE Website)
  5. FERPA Release of Information (pdf)
  6. Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (pdf)
  7. Cal Grant B Subsistence Authorization (pdf)
  8. Cal Grant Webgrant (CA HS Graduation Certification Form Online)
  9. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  10. Military Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation (pdf)
  11. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  12. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  13. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  14. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  15. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  16. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  17. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  18. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  19. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  20. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  21. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  22. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  23. Asset Information Verification - Independent (pdf)

Professional Judgment

  1. Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (pdf)
  2. Income Adjustment Form (pdf)
  3. Independent Status Appeal (pdf)

 Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employer Certification

2014-2015 Forms
  1. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  2. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  3. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  4. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  5. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  6. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  7. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  8. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  9. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  10. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  11. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  12. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  13. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  14. Asset Information Verification - Independent (pdf)
General Advice

The Financial Aid Office may request copies of the following documents from the student and/or parents:

  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Tax form 1040 & W2
  • Selective Service registration