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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.


Life at Playa Del Oro

housing life at playa del oro


Life at Playa Del Oro

Playa del Oro Apartments, home to the Otis Student Housing Program, is in one of Southern California’s most desirable communities and only two blocks from Main Campus. Owned and operated by Decron Properties, the contemporary design creates a light and airy feel. Nestled in a dynamic canopy of lush flowers, trees and tropical plants are a spa, sparkling pool with barbeques, a fitness center, and a resident lounge.  Nearby are restaurants, shops, and beaches.
Each furnished two-bedroom unit has two baths, modern kitchens with built in appliances, resident-controlled entry and access, parking, access to pool and Jacuzzi, and fitness center. Students participate in programming (i.e. seminars, workshops, events) and have access to on-site staff.
The Coordinator of Residence Life and Housing oversees trained Resident Assistants who reside in each apartment unit, providing supervision for the first-year residents.

(subject to change anually)
Double Room Occupancy: $4,950.00 per semester
Single Room Occupancy: $9,900.00 per semester
Refundable Security/Damage Deposit: $550.00

Included are:

  • Apartment Unit
  • Fully Furnished Rooms
  • Utilities: i.e. gas, water, electricity
  • Cable TV and Wireless Internet
  • The Playa Del Oro Amenities
  • Parking Space
  • Proximity to Otis
  • Resident Assistant Supervision
  • Community Programming