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  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Work Study

Federal Work Study 
 Otis Work Study Program


Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with "financial need" while enrolled.
For further information about working on-campus,
please visit the Center for Creative Professionals.
Those not eligible for Federal Work-Study may qualify for the Otis Work Study Program.

Undergraduate  students with financial need.

Check with CCP (Center for Creative Professions)

Indicate "Interested in Work Study" on your FAFSA
Must demonstrate "financial need" as determined by federal guidelines.

Varies, maximum is $2,000 annually (some exceptions may apply) *
Students can view their federal work-study eligibility on-line through their Otis Self Service.

Yes if qualifications are met. Student must re-apply via the FAFSA annually and re-apply to their desired job per CCP instructions.
Federal Work Study is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Federal Government via pay check directly to student (does not pay towards your tuition balance like other financial aid)
To learn more about the Federal Work-Study Program please click here.
Students who are currently working can check Otis Self Service for their remaining work study balance.

* Notes regarding payment: Standard work-study jobs start at $9.00 an hour for first-year work-study students. The wage is increased by $.50 every year the student is employed under the work-study program at Otis. Some positions have a fixed hourly rate and will not give an annual increase.  The rate is calculated according to years worked under the work-study program, not years spent as a student at Otis. However, some positions require more skill and experience, and supervisors may specify a higher rate of pay for qualifying positions. Your supervisor must complete a new job description if he/she plans on increasing your pay rate.