• Daniel Mendel-Black has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recent shows include Pretty Lips Are Red at China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, and André Butzer, Marcel Hüppauff, Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb at Galerie Bernd Kugler in Innsbruck, Austria. Mendel-Black’s work is represented in a number of public collections.

  • Join us at the opening of our 2017 exhibition on THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 6:30pm at Otis College Fine Art Graduate Studios. Exhibit curated by GFA Students, Alex Kay and Shirin Bolourchi.

  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.


  • Todd Bradford Richmond presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and installation for his Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view January 22 to February 1, 2017 (closes at 12noon on Feb 1). There will be an artist reception on Saturday, January 28, 2-6pm.

  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at CSUDH will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.


Housing and Board

Otis College - Residences

On-Campus Housing

Otis College of Art and Design is one of Southern California’s most desirable communities. Students who sign up for housing will have the oppurtunity to live on campus, with many restaurants and shops withing walking distance, just minutes from the beach.

Residence Hall Amenities

Students will be sharing furnished, two-bedroom units with a common space. Residents will have acccess to a laundry room on every floor. There will also be different lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, and more!

  • Apartment Unit
  • Fully Furnished Rooms
  • Utilities: i.e. gas, water, electricity
  • Cable TV and Wireless Internet
  • Proximity to Otis (students will be living right on campus)
  • Access to laundry rooms and lounge spaces
  • Easy access to the dining hall and grab-and-go cafe 
  • Resident Assistant Supervision

The majority of rooms are Quad layouts, with a few Double layouts on each floor. Students will be assigned rooms randomly. If students request a single room, they will be placed in the Double layout with no other roommates. Since there are only a few double layouts, single rooms will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Student Housing Program

A unique aspect of the Otis Student Housing Program is participating in activities and programs in your living community. Our Resident Assistants will provide an array of social, educational, cultural and community service activities and programs that'll provide you with valuable learning opportunities, while also developing a sense of community in your living area.

We encourage you to take advantage of the events offered to learn more about yourself and your neighbors, to be exposed to new ideas, to enhance your academic performance, and to relax and have fun! Activities in the halls provide an informal environment for you to become acquainted with your neighbors, your hall staff, and other members of the Otis community. 

Housing Cost

Fall 2016 /Spring 2017 (subject to change anually)
Double Room Occupancy: $4,900.00 per semester
Single Room Occupancy: $9,800.00 per semester

Application fee: $150 due at time of application submission
Refundable Security/Damage Deposit: $550.00 due at a later date (more details to come)

Meal Plans

Students living in the residence hall are required to have a meal plan to dine on campus at the Otis Cafe. View more information about the cafe online here.

Fall 2016

10 MEAL PLAN – $1738** 10 meals per week + 150 dining dollars

14 MEAL PLAN – $2330* 14 meals per week + 150 dining dollars

17 MEAL PLAN – $2668 17 meals per week + 100 dining dollars

*The 14 meal plan is required for all residential students enrolled in the Foundation program.

**The 10 meal plan is required for all residential students enrolled at the College as a sophomore, junior, senior, graduate students, and/or at least in their second year attending Otis.

How do I Apply for Housing

Upon admission, students are provided instructions for submitting the online application and fee online. Questions can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by email at or by calling 310.846.2648.

Off-Campus Housing

Where do Otis College students stay off campus?

You can view a list of our online Classifieds here.


Below is a list of different apartment complexes in the neighborhood:

Parkwest Apartments

9400 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (844) 639- 2755

Studio-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

Starting from $1,730


Across the street from campus

Archstone Marina del Rey

4157 Via Marina, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (888) 502- 0194

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

709 - 1450 sq. ft

Starting from $2,400

3.59 miles from campus


Mariposa at Playa del Rey Apartments

8700 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (888) 415- 4838

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

710 – 1,213 sq. ft

Starting from $2,320

1.5 miles from campus


Vintage at 425 Broadway Apartments

425 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (866) 494- 0081

Studio-1 Bed, 1 Bath

285 – 600 sq. ft

Starting from $2,470

11.2 miles from campus


Belle Fontaine Apartments

4077 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (888) 412- 8712

1-3 Bed, 1-2 Bath

711-1,447 sq. ft

Starting from $2,070

2.8 miles from campus


Playa Del Oro Apartments

8601 Lincoln Blvd., Lost Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 337-0800

Studio-3 bed, 1-2 bath

551-1725 sq. ft.

Starting from $2025

0.2 miles from campus


Mariner’s Village

4600 Via Marina , Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (877) 272- 5316

Studio-3+ Bed, 1-2.5 Bath

457-2,164 sq. ft

Starting from $1,845

4.3 miles from campus


Mirabella Apartment Homes

13701 Marina Point Dr., Marina del Rey CA 90292

Phone: (310) 889- 0794

1-3 Bed, 1-2 Bath

630-1685 sq. ft

Starting from $2,498

2.5 miles from campus


Crescent Park at Playa Vista

5710 Crescent Park West, Playa Vista, 90094

Phone: (424) 289- 6735

1-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

622-922 sq. ft

Starting from $2400

1.6 miles from campus


The Westerly on Lincoln

13603 Marina Pointe Drive, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (844) 648- 5225

Studio-2 Bed, 1-2 Bath

380-1,260 sq. ft

Starting from $1,923

2.5 miles from campus

Contact the Housing Office

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