Events
  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

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Leave of Absence/ Withdrawal

 

 

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

 

There are two ways for students to separate from the College before graduation:  through a Leave of Absence or through a Withdrawal.  Students requesting a Leave of Absence or a Withdrawal must file a Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form with the Dean of Student Affairs (or the Dean’s designee). If you are interested in a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal, please complete the Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form - Leave of Absence_Withdrawal Form.

 

 

Leave of Absences Defined

A Leave of Absence is an anticipated separation from the College of less than one year.  A Voluntary Leave of Absence is initiated by the student.  An Administrative Leave of Absence is initiated by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success (or designee) and is given for medical, personal, or other issues as determined by the Dean of Student Affairs.  Students who are granted an Administrative Leave of Absence must meet all specific conditions before being allowed to return to the College. 

 

Withdrawal Defined

A Withdrawal is an anticipated separation from the College of more than one year, up to and including a permanent separation.  A Voluntary Withdrawal is initiated by the student.  An Administrative Withdrawal is initiated by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success (or designee) or by the Registrar and is given for reasons of non-attendance, poor scholarship, disciplinary conduct, or other issues as determined by the Assistant Vice President for Student Success or the Committee on Academic Standing.  Students who are given an Administrative Withdrawal must apply for readmission (if eligible) and must meet all specific conditions before being allowed to return to the College. 

 

How to Qualify for a Leave of Absence

To qualify for a Leave of Absence, students must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average above 2.0 and prior semester grade point average above 2.0).  Students who apply for a Leave of Absence and are not in good academic standing will be Withdrawn from the College.

 

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal and Grades

When a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal is given before the beginning of a semester, students are dropped from their courses, and no grades are recorded for that semester.  When a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal is given once the semester has started, students are withdrawn from all courses and receive a grade of “W” in all courses in which they were enrolled.  A Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form must be submitted by the published withdrawal deadline date in order to receive a grade of “W.”  Forms received after that date will be subject to the grades in progress at the time the form is submitted.

 

International Students Taking a Leave of Absence

International students on an F-1 visa must meet with a Designated School Official (DSO) and be advised on the effect a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal will have on their visa status. International students on an F1 visa who are given a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal are considered out of status and must return home within 15 days. 

 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be refunded based on the published refund policy.  Housing fees will be refunded based on the published housing refund policy.  Financial aid recipients must meet with the Financial Aid Office to complete the necessary exit interview and be advised on the effect a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal will have on their financial aid eligibility and/or loan repayment. 

 

 

Access to Services and Readmission to the College

Students on Leave of Absence have access to their Otis email account and Self-Service but do not have access to College facilities and services or computer, laboratory, equipment, library, or other privileges. Students who have Withdrawn from the College do not have access to any College facilities, services, or privileges.

 

Students on a Leave of Absence may resume their studies at the beginning of a semester within their approved year, but are strongly encouraged to seek academic and financial aid advisement on the best time to return to the College.  Students on a Leave of Absence must notify the Registration Office at least two months before the beginning of the term in which they plan to return and will be eligible for priority registration based on their class level.  They must make sure all holds have been cleared and financial arrangements have been made by published deadlines for that semester. 

 

Students on a Leave of Absence who do not return within one calendar year will be Withdrawn from the College.  To resume their studies, such students must apply for readmission and will be readmitted based on the readmission policies in place at that time. 

 

Students who have Withdrawn from the College and decide they would like to return, must apply for readmission.  All specific conditions (if any) must be met before the student can return and readmission will be subject to the readmission policies in place at that time. 

 

 

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