Events
  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.

     

    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • Liliana Angulo Cortés (b. Bogotá, Colombia 1974) is a visual artist; she graduated from the National University in Bogotá, Colombia with a specialization in sculpture. She has developed her practice using a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, video, installation, sound, and performance.

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Grants

Federal Grants
State Grants
Institutional Grants

FEDERAL GRANTS
Federal grants are funded by the federal government and are considered 'gift-aid' which means it never has to be re-paid. To learn more about the federal grant programs, please click here.

PELL GRANTS

US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed) - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/financial-aid-office/grants#sthash.lcM3wdDH.dp

Eligibility:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens who complete the FAFSA, who are Undergraduate students with financial need.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Before the last day of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA
Amount:
Up to $5,815
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need. Students must re-apply with the FAFSA each year.
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status

FSEOG GRANTS
Eligibility:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens who complete the FAFSA, who are Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients with financial need; coordinated with all other grants and scholarships received.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Based on availability of funds
Application:
FAFSA
Completed file with Financial Aid Office
Amount:
Up to $1,500
Renewable:
Yes, yearly according to need. Students must re-apply with the FAFSA each year.
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status


CALIFORNIA STATE GRANT (CALGRANT)
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please keep your contact information (especially your email address) up-to-date with the California Student Aid Commission so that you can receive the most accurate Cal Grant information.
Check your CalGrant eligibility by establishing a User ID at: www.webgrants4students.org.

 

CAL GRANT A
A tuition-specific, state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. For more information please visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible (3.0 or higher) GPA, and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
Up to $9,084*
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress.
Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA verification form needed.
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.


CAL GRANT B
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA, and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application , and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
1.First year: only living allowance totaling $1,670*
2.All other grade levels: tuition assistance of up to $9,084 and living allowance (Access) funds of $1,670.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress. Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA Verification Form needed
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission; Payments vary per first year of eligibility; the first year of the program, student receives access amount only ($1,670). In subsequent years, student receives access amount plus $9,084. (Up to $10,754)
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.

Additional information regarding the Cal Grant: 
Students and parents are required to have qualifying income each academic year. Income limits are determined by the California Student Aid Commission yearly, please review their website at www.calgrants.org to learn more.

 

OTHER STATES

Students from states other than California should check their eligibility - please contact the state agency which runs the grant program for your home state by referencing the US Department of Education site.


INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

OTIS GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS
Eligibility:
Awarded to both new and continuing students, based on academic & artistic merit as well as financial need.
Students must keep above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA as well as remain enrolled Full-time (12 units) each semester.
Deadline:
Automatically awarded to New Students (if eligible), must renew before the end of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA
Amount:
Amount varies based upon academic and artistic merit along with financial need at the time of admittance to OTIS.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly - student must re-apply by taking the following steps:  
Complete the FAFSA (if student wishes to receive federal aid as well)
OR

submit the Financial Aid Renewal Application (Otis Grant only)
Funding:
OTIS College; Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibility. Funds are disbursed on a per semester basis.

 

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