• 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.


Paid Time Off

HR Benefits

Vacation Pay

Full-time staff at Otis College accrue vacation hours based on their years of service to the College.

Length of Time in Full-Time Status

Accrual Rate per Pay Period

Maximum Accrual Balance

  1 day - 12 months

  3.75 hrs per pay period

262.5 hours
(which is equivalent to 35 days)

  1 year - 1 1/2 years

  4.38 hrs per pay period

  1 1/2 yrs - 5 years

  5.32 hrs per pay period

  5 years or more

  5.94 hrs per pay period

Sick Pay

All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to accrue paid sick leave.  Accruals begin upon employment.

  • 3.75 hours per pay period (1 day per month)
  • 90 hours maximum accrual (12 days)

All part-time faculty and staff will be credited with 48 hours of annual paid sick leave.  The sick leave balance will reset to 48 hours on July 1st each year. 


Holiday Pay

Otis College observes the following paid holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Year-end Closure - The College is also closed for Winter Break. Each year the closure dates will be announced and may vary depending on the calendar.

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