• 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.


Outstanding Workplace Leaders Award

Outstanding Workplaces Leaders Award
A survey was emailed after the last Town Meeting in August 2015 asking the entire Otis College Community what components of an employee recognition program are most valued. The results were overwhelmingly in favor for:
  • Team awards (rather than individual recognition)
  • Nominations that included the entire Otis College Community (not just full-time staff)
  • An award that could be used by everyone (not just benefits-eligible employees)
Based on the survey results, a revamp to the College's employee recognition program (formerly known as the CASA Award) was done by the Events Committee to better align YOUR FEEDBACK with the College's value of recognizing outstanding workplace leaders.
The Events Committee is proud to present Otis College's new and improved employee recognition program - the OWL (Outstanding Workplace Leaders) Award!
What is the OWL Award?
The OWL Award recognizes teams of 2 to 5 faculty and/or staff members (excluding Senior Team officers) that exemplify a Workplace Value (Mission-centric, Communication, Sustainability, Collaboration, or Performance.) A different Workplace Value will be highlighted each Town Meeting.
Who is eligible to received an OWL Award?
All Otis College-paid employees are eligible to receive an OWL Award except for Senior Team officers. Eligible employees include staff, faculty, part-timers, full-timers, Chairs, Directores, etc. as long as the individual does not serve on Senior Team.
Who can submit a nomination?
Otis College-paid employees at ALL LEVELS of the College (including Senior Team officers) can nominate teams of 2 to 5 individuals. However supervisors cannot nominate their direct reports. Preference will be given to nominations that cross multiple departments.
Who decides on the winning team?
The Events Committee. (Note: If an Events Committee member is nominated for an award, they are automatically recused from voting.)
How will the Otis community be informed of the winners of the OWL Award?
Winners are announced at Town Meetings.
What do awardees receive?
Each member of the winning team will receive a bonus check for a gross payment of $100 less applicable tax withholdings. Individuals may receive the award once per year.
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