Events
  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • 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.

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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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