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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.


Spring Readmit Registration Process

Spring 2016 Re-Admit Registration Process
Check Registration Dates

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

Step 1:  Advisement
  • Contact your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration
  • See Academic Advising Coordinator Carrie Malcom (Room 206, AHMN) for questions regarding your Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Courses.
  • For more information about Academic Advising, please click here.
Step 2:  Financial Aid
  • Go to Self Service, Login and select the Financial Aid Tab
  • Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year"
  • Select the year "2015-2016" then click on the Submit button
  • Select the Accept Award Offer Tab to review and accept your aid
  • Scroll down to "Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements" section to view any pending documents
  • Click the Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Financial Aid Holds and Student Requirements
Step 3:  Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and click, View Holds
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed
  • All holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can online register
  • NOTE: To remove your "Enrollment Agreement" HOLD, go to step 5.
Step 4:  Emergency Contacts
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, this must be done every semester to remove your "EN Hold" for the 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:  Enrollment Agreement
  • Click the Student Records Tab
  • Select "Sign your Otis Enrollment Agreement" then select "Term" from the Drop Down menu, then Submit
  • Here you will electronically sign your Spring 2016 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering your student ID number
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, your Enrollment Agreement HOLD is automatically removed.
Step 6:  Payments    **Spring Payment is Due Before Registering for Spring Classes**

To Check Your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service

  • Click the Student Records Tab to view your Spring 2016 Tuition Statement
  • To make a payment: Click the Student Records Tab, select the "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" option and "Make Payment" link to pay by Electronic Check or Credit Card. 
  • To Enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Spring 2016 payment plan (not available for International students)
  • Payments by phone are not accepted
  • IMPORTANT: Once you have paid your tuition, set-up a payment plan, or have enough Financial Aid to cover your Tuition you must contact the Student Accounts staff to have your Reg-Payment Hold removed before you can register ONLINE. Please call (310) 846-5736 or send an email to: StudentAccounts@otis.edu Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 4:45pm.

THE HOLD IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED. The Student Accounts Office must verify your payment in order to remover your "Reg-Payment" HOLD.

If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office: (310) 846-5736 or StudentAccounts@otis.edu


Step 7:  Online Registration  

November 16th  to December 15th
Monday - Friday: 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab
  • Click on Select Term (use drop down menu) and Submit, then select Add / Drop Classes, and enter the Alternate Pin you received from your Department Advisor
  • Students enrolling over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Students who do not register Online on November 16th through December 15th will have to Late Register ONLINE beginning, January 5th.

Once you have registered, check your schedule carefully and PRINT a copy to confirm your registration

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 19th.

Step 8:   Otis ID Card
  • Once you have finished your registration, take your printed class schedule to the Student Activity Office (basement Room B02 for your Otis Student Photo ID card
    *For Photo ID hours, check with Student Affairs (310) 665-2595 or email: studentaffairs@otis.edu
  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student
  • Graduate students must be registered for 9 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student
  • Failure to register as a Full-Time student can jeopardize your Financial Aids/Grants, Scholarships and Loans
  • Students who register for more that 18 credits will be charged the "per credit charge" for each credit over 18 credits.
If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs: student@otis.edu or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.