Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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APPLICATION PROCESS FOR J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR AND SPONSORSHIP SERVICES

 

The Center for International Education at Otis (CIE) in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE) which is a third party provider, will work with you in an effort to help procure you a J-Visa. Please review the step by step process below to view your role and responsibilities. Completed support documents, and Application for J-1 Exchange Visitor and Sponsorship Services listed in STEP 1 must be submitted to the Center for International Education, via email to Darren Grosch, dgrosch@otis.edu

 

STEP 1: Application & Supporting Documents

Work with the sponsoring Otis Department and complete the IIE Application for J-1 Exchange Visitor and Sponsorship Services, download HERE.

In addition to this application, your sponsoring department will also need to submit:

  • A letter detailing the "Exchange Activities"
  • An "English Language Verification Letter"
  • A letter detailing the "Selection Process"

 

In addition to the application, and letters of support from the sponsoring department you (the Visiting Scholar) must also submit the following documents in English:

  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Document of Highest Degree
  • Passport Data
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Letter of "Motivation"

 

STEP 2: Terms of Appointment
The Center for International Education will submit materials listed in Step 1 to the Institute for International Education (IIE) for review and processing.

Upon approval IIE will send you, (the Visiting Scholar) "Terms of Appointment Letter" which will outline the exchange program and your responsibilities under the J-1 visa.

A signed copy of the Terms must be signed by you, and returned to the Institute for International Education immediately.

 

STEP 3: Preparation of IIE Welcome Packet and Form DS-2019

Within 10 business days of receiving the signed Terms of Appointment, the Institute of International Education will send a Welcome Packet to you with the Form DS-2019 and instructions for applying for the J-1 entry visa. In the packet are three (3) forms to be completed and returned to the Institute of International Education:

  • Travel Information Form: The Participant must send this form to IIE and the host organization to notify all parties of the Participant’s arrival date in the United States and emergency contact information;
  • Arrival & Address Form: The Participant must send this form along with the necessary arrival documentation to his/her Program Officer at IIE within 10 days of arrival in the United States; and,
  • Departure Form: At the end of the exchange, the participant must submit this Form to his or her Program Officer at IIE prior to departure from the United States.

 

STEP 4: Obtaining a J-1 Entry Visa
It is the participant’s responsibility to apply for a J-1 entry visa in his or her home country. The processing time for a J-1 visa depends on the home country and the procedures and policies of the embassy or consulate in that country. It can take anywhere from a couple of days to ten weeks for the participant to obtain the J-1 entry visa. For this reason the process should begin as early as possible. Note: For Canada there is no entry visa requirement.

 

STEP 5: U.S. Entry, Ground Transportation Instructions, & Housing

U.S. Entry: You may arrive into the U.S.A. up to 30 days before the start of your program start date but, no later than 30 days after the program start date

 

Airport Ground Transportation: It is the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar to secure their own transportation for the entire duration of their visit while here in the U.S.A

When you arrive to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can take a shared ride van. These include but are not limited to, Super Shuttle, Prime Time Shuttle, etc. directly to Otis College of Art and Design or any location in Los Angeles. Reservations are not required to use a shared ride van. Shared ride vans are located at the designated ground transportation areas just outside baggage claim areas. Each van will have a sign on it indicating its destination. Make sure your van is going to Los Angeles. You can ask where and when to board a shuttle van by using the courtesy phones available in the baggage claim areas. The cost is approximately $15 - $35 for transportation from LAX to Los Angeles with an optional tip recommended for the driver. The shared ride van will take you to the destination you specify. You may also take a taxi, which will cost significantly more, or you can catch an Uber from the Departures Terminal.

 

Address to Otis Main Campus

9045 Lincoln Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

Housing: It is the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar to secure their own housing for the entire duration of their visit while here in the U.S.A

Contact your host department for recommendations regarding housing. Or, you may view information on housing options by clicking HERE.

 

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