Events
  • 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.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • 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.

  • Rejuvenating Yoga

    Apr 04| Student Event
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    All students and Otis College community welcomed and encouraged to participate. Visiting artist Catherine Tingey facilitates the Yoga class!

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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 opportunity to live on campus, with many restaurants and shops within walking distance, and just minutes from the beach.

Residence Hall Amenities

Students will share furnished, two-bedroom units with a common space. The majority of rooms are Quad layouts, meaning four students per unit. There are a handful of double rooms, which are shared among two students and include a bathroom with limited common space. The double rooms also serve as a single room upon request. Single rooms are double the cost and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Residents have access to laundry on every floor. There are also unique lounges on each floor, including a kitchen, study lounge, studio space, and media lounge.  Each lounge also has cable TV and wireless internet throughout the building. Students also have the convenience of being located right above the library and in the same building as Elaine’s Dining Commons and the Otis College Café.

Each Unit includes:

  • Bed, Dresser Drawers, Wardrobe for each student
  • Wireless internet
  • Cable TV hook up
  • Miniature Refrigerator
  • Countertop in common space to be used for homework, electronics, storage, vanity, or other creative ideas!
  • Two stools for countertop in common space
  • Heating/Air Conditioner controls in each unit
  • Convenience of living on-campus

Live, Learn, Lead in our Community

The Residence Hall is an enriching community of free thinking artists! While living on campus, you will exposed to residential programming, enjoy the convenience of living close to class and campus resources, and develop values such as respect and responsibility. The Office of Residence Life and Housing can assist you in taking advantage of all of the resources and services available at Otis College. On-campus housing allows you to maximize the student life experience by living amongst peers who are experiencing the same classes, developing academic and life skills, and being close to classes, labs, and offices.

 

You will be living amongst other artists with the support of a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants are current Otis College students, who offer support and guidance while providing an array of social, educational, and cultural events and programs. We encourage you to take advantage of the events offered to learn more about yourself, your roommates, and peers living in your community. You will be exposed to new ideas, learn strategies to enhance your academic performance, and have fun!

Housing Cost

Spring 2017 – Summer 2017 Costs

  • Quad Occupancy
    • $4,900.00 for the spring semester
    • $3,300.00 for the summer semester
  • Single Occupancy
    • $9,800.00 for the spring semester
    • $6,600.00 for the summer semester

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Costs

  • Quad Occupancy: $5,050.00 per semester
  • Single Occupancy: $10,100.00 per semester

Additional Housing Fees:

  • Application fee: $150 due to apply for housing
  • Meal Plan: All residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plans

Students living in the residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons. Students purchase a plan based on the number of meals per week. All foundation students are required to have a 14 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to the 17 meal plan. Students in or beyond their second year are required to have a 10 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to a 14 or 17 meal plan. More information about dining and meal plans can be found here.  More information about Bon Appetit can be found by visiting their website.

Costs:

 Meal Plan Costs*

 Fall 2017

 Spring 2018

 Academic Year

 10 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars

 $1,785.00

 $1,655.00

 $3,440.00

 14 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $2,390.00

 $2,200.00

 $4,590.00

 17 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $2,750.00

 $2,530.00

 $5,280.00

 Commuter Meal Plan**:

 5 Meal Plan + $50 Dining Dollars

 $870.00

 $840.00

 $1,710.00

Foundation students are required to have at least a 14 meal plan.

* Meal plan costs are subject to change. Pricing listed is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

** Students living in the residence hall are NOT eligible for the 5 meal plan.

 

All meal plans come with a predetermined amount of dining dollars. Dining Dollars are bonus money added to a students’ ID card when they purchase a 17, 14, or 10 meal plan. Dining Dollars can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons of the Otis College Café.

Due to limited hours during the summer, students will have a declining balance instead of the traditional meal plan option. Please direct questions regarding the summer meal plan option to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by emailing studenthousing@otis.edu or calling 310.846.2647.

How do I Apply for Housing

Upon paying the tuition deposit, students have the ability to also pay the Housing Application Fee. Once the Office of Residence Life and Housing receive the application fee payment, students can login to the housing portal (housing.otis.edu) to begin completing their housing application. An email will also be sent on how to complete the application once the application fee is paid. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by email at studenthousing@otis.edu or by calling 310.846.2647.

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

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