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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.


Registration Tutorial

NOTE: Before you begin pulling classes online, you need the 5 digits CRN number (no letters) for each class.  You can find them by selecting "Schedule of Courses" on the Left-side Menu.  Select the Term; then search by Department Major.

The letter "C" on the left side of the CRN number indicates the class has been Cancelled or is Closed.

Step 1.   Click on Self Service, then click on Enter Secure Area. Click: Login after entering your Otis ID number and PIN.  First time users have to establish a Security Question and then the Answer (Case-Sensitive). Click Submit. If you don't remember your Pin, enter your Otis ID first, then click on Forgot PIN?  The question you had provide will appear and a box for your answer will be provided.  Enter your answer exactly as you had entered it before. Once your answer has been accepted you will have to create an NEW Pin.



Step 2.  Click on the Student Record  Tab, then select Student Records.

Student Records


Step 3.  Select "View Holds" to view any holds that would prevent you from registering.

View Holds


Step 4. Click on Registration Tab, then select Check Your Registration Status.

Registration Status


Step 5.  Select the correct Term by using the drop down icon " v " and click on Submit.

Select Term


Step 6.  This will show your registration level for your registration date.



Step 7.  Click on the Student Records Tab and select  view "Holds". Holds on your account will prevent your from registering.  Once you have cleared your holds select "Sign Your Otis Enrollment Agreement" (select the upcoming Term by using the Drop Down menu). Sign your Enrollment Agreement by entering your Otis ID number.  Click on the "Continue" box to return to Self Service. You can also make payments or pay your balance by clicking "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History".

Otis Enrollment Agreement


Step 8.  Once you have cleared all your holds,  then click on Add/Drop Classes, select the upcoming Term you are registering for by using the "Drop Down" menu. 
You will be prompted to enter your Alternate PIN given to you during your Advisement.

Add / Drop Classes


Step 9.  Enter the Alternate Pin number that was given to you with your Advisement Form.



Step 10. If you have your CRN's enter each set of 5 numbers (no letters) in each box. If you don't have your CRN's you can use the Class Search to find the CRN by clicking on the Class Search below.



Step 11.  Mark the box to on the left side to select the class you want.  The word Cap on the column heading indicates the number of students that are allowed to register for that class.  Pay close attention to the campus where the class is held under the Location column.  When you have finished selecting your classes click the Add to WorkSheet at the bottom of the page.



Step 12.  Message Errors like "Closed Class" or "Time Conflict" will be listed below the Registration Add Errors heading.



Step 13.  Drop a class by selecting Web drop under the Action box and click on the submit button. If you click the reset button it will erase what you had selected, and you will have to start over.



Step 14.  When you have completed your registration; select the Registration Tab and click on "Concise Student Schedule"; review your schedule for any mistakes, then print your schedule.



Step 15.  Return to the Menu and select the Registration Tab and click on Registration Fee Assessment to view your Tution and Fee charges for Term.


Registration Fee Assessment

Step 16.  Below is a sample of your Tuition and Fees cost of the classes that you have selected.  Some classes may have additional Lab Fees.



To Print your Schedule of classes; return to the Registration tab menu and select Concise Student Schedule.
When you are done be sure to log out (especially if you are using a  public computer).