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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 Registration Process

Fall 2014 Registration Process

To Register - Log into Self Service; please follow each step in sequence!

Step 1: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
Step 2: Check Financial Aid
  • To view your financial aid award, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and select the Financial Aid Tab.  Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "current aid year" then submit.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, click on Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Student Requirements and Financial Aid Holds.
  • For questions regarding  Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid office at otisaid@otis.edu.
Step 3: Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register online.
  • To remove your "PN Hold", go to step 5.
Step 4: Emergency Contact
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately; this must be done every semester.
  • Select 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.
Step 5: Promisary Note

Available April 9, 2014

  • Select the Student Records Tab, and Select "Sign your Otis Promissory Note" then "Select a Term" for Fall 2014.
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2014 Otis Promissory Note by entering your student ID number.
  • Fall 2014 Promissory Note is available beginning April 9, 2014.
  • Once you have successfully signed you Promissory Note, your PN Hold is removed.
Step 6: Payment Deadline June 15th, 2014
  • To check your Tuition Balance: select the Student Records Tab, then Select the "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" drop down menu select the desired term.
  • Pay student balances Online through Self Service with an Electronic Check (ACH) or Credit Card. Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Enroll in a Payment Plan at TuitionPay.com
  • Payments must be finalized by June 15th or students may be dropped from their classes.
Step 7: Online Registration April 14th through May 9th

5 am to 10 pm

  • If you are not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Priority Dates, check your Priority date and time.
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab. Click on "Select Term" use Fall 2014 from drop down menu) Submit, then select "Add / Drop Classes". 
  • Enter the "Alternate Pin" you received on your Advisement Form or Degree Evaluation Form from your Advisor.
  • Any schedule changes after May 9, 2014 must be done in person at the Registration Office with an Add/Drop Form signed by your department chair.
  • Students who do not register by May 9th will have to Register Late Online Monday, August 4th through August 23rd and you will be Automatically charged a late fee of $275.00.

Once you have registered, double check your schedule carefully. Classes begin on Monday, August 25th. Please review your class schedule the week before classes begin, in case your classes have changed over the summer.