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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Concurrent Enrollment


Students who wish to concurrently enroll at another school while maintaining their immigration status with Otis College must obtain a Request for Course Approval form from the Registrar’s Office prior to enrolling at the second school.  In order to receive permission to concurrently enroll, students must be in good academic, financial and immigration standing. 

Student Responsibility

Taking the same course repeatedly for credit at a second school could jeopardize you immigration status.

Concurrent enrollment must be an integral part of one’s degree curriculum in order for it to count toward one’s minimum enrollment requirements.

Concurrent enrollment must be completed with a letter grade in order for it to count toward my minimum enrollment requirements.

Concurrent enrollment permission is authorized for one campus only for the semester indicated. 

Provide the Registration Office with a transcript of your completed credit as soon as the grades have been posted and the transcript becomes available, or no more than 30 days after the completion of course credit.  Failure to provide proof of concurrent enrollment credit completion could negatively affect your immigration status, up to and including a termination of status.


Application Procedure

You must receive approval from your Department, and DSO before Concurrent Enrollment begins. Dropping below a full course of study without approval from your Department, and DSO will result in a termination of your immigration status.


Step 1: Report to the Registration Office to obtain a Request for Course Approval form

Step 2: Obtain signatures from appropriate officials

Step 3: Submit Request for Course Approval form to the Registrar

Step 4: Obtain an Enrollment Verification form from the Registration Office. Complete form.

Step 5: Take the Enrollment Verification form to the institution you will be concurrently enrolled at.