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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.


Fall Re-Admit Registration

Fall 2014 Re-Admit Registration Process

To register without any problems, follow each and every step in sequence!

PLEASE NOTE: *Only students that have applied and have been officially Readmitted to Otis College are eligible to register.*

Step 1:  Advisement
  • Contact your Major department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department to set up an advisement appointment. Click: Otis Directory
  • You will also receive your Online Registration Alternate Pin number from your studio department advisor.
  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
Step 2:  Financial Aid
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 665-6880 or email: otisaid@otis.edu if you expect to receive financial aid (including loans) for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.
Step 3:  Check Holds
  • Go to Self Service, (Click: Enter Secure Area). Login and select Student Records Tab, and View Holds.
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • Any Holds on your account must be removed before you can register Online for your classes.
  • To remove your "Promissory Note Hold" go to Step 5.
  • To have your Student Accounts Hold removed - payment is required.
Step 4:  Emergency Contacts
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click on Emergency Notification Phone Number, enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately; this must be done every semester.
  • Click on Update Emergency Contacts, enter the requested information, then submit. You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one contact person.
Step 5:  Promissory Note
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Promissory Note".
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2014 Otis Promissory Note by entering your Otis ID number.
Step 6:  Payments
  • Payment is required before registering, please contact the Student Accounts Office if you have any questions regarding payments at (310) 846-5736 or by email: StudentAccounts@otis.edu

         ** Payment Is Required Before Registering **

Step 7:  Online Registration 

               Monday, August 4th thru Friday, August 22nd
               Monday thru Friday - 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with Online Registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Readmitted students may register online starting August 4th through August 22nd.  Monday thru Friday - 5:00 am to 10:00pm only.
  • Register through Self Service, then print your schedule to confirm your registration is correct.
  • You can also do Online Adds/Drops through Self Service Monday, August 4th until August 22th.
Step 8:   Otis ID Card
  • Once you have finished your registration, take your printed class schedule to the Student Activity Office, Room B-02 (basement) for your Otis Student Photo ID card.
  • For Photo ID hours, check with Student Affairs (310) 665-2595 or email: studentaffairs@otis.edu