• Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures

    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
    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

    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.


Health Plans

HR Benefits
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Medical insurance is one of the most important benefits that Otis College offers for full-time staff and faculty and their families. You have the opportunity to enroll in an HMO or PPO health insurance plan. Details are listed under the respective headings.

The College provides a health, dental and vision insurance program after an initial qualifying period as a regular full time faculty or staff member with a low employee premium.  Dependent and/or domestic partner coverage is available through payroll deduction.  The coverage is effective the first of the month following date of hire or full-time appointment.

For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 310 847-2597. Otis provides the following options for insurance:

HMO plans are also simple to use. Features like set co-pays for doctor visits help make your out-of-pocket costs more predictable.

SPD Health & Welfare Summary
Summary Annual Report (SAR)

Blue Shield of CA:

Benefit Summary - Blue Shield PPO

Benefit Summary - Access+ HMO

Benefit Summary - SaveNet HMO

Rx Mail Order Program

Rx Mail Order Form


Benefit Summary - Kaiser HMO

Dental Insurance Options:

Benefit Summary - Aetna DMO and PPO Plans

Vision Insurance Provider:

Benefit Summary - Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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