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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.


Summer Registration In-Person

Summer 2014 Registration In-Person

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


Step 1:

  • Students who want to take classes for the summer at Otis College should:
  • Pick up an Advisement Form and a Registration Card from the Registration Office.
  • Call and make an appointment with appropriate department to be advised.

Step 2:
  • Go to the Financial Aid Office for Summer Financial Aid Information.

Step 3:
Check Holds
  • Go to Self Service, Log in and select the Student Records Tab and click on View Holds.
  • Stop by the appropriate department to have your Holds removed.
  • All Holds on your account must be removed BEFORE  you can register.

Step 4:
Emergency Contact
  • Log in to Self Service, and select the Personal Records Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number. Please enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately.  This must be updated every semester.
  • Click on Updated Emergency Contacts and 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:

Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Beginning Monday, April 21st through May 15th, please go to the Registration Office with your Registration Card and your SIGNED Advisement Form to be registered for your class/es.  You will receive a copy of your charges for your classes.

Step 6:
  • View your Tuition Statement online in Otis Self Service under the Student Records Tab, then Select "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" drop down menu select the desired term.
  • You will find your Summer Tuition on the copy of charges from the Registration Office.
  • Pay Student Account Balance: Online through Self Service with Electronic Check (ACH) or Credit Card.
  • Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Payments must be finalized by May 15th or students may lose their classes.

Step 7:

Promissory Note
(Sign In-person)

  • Take your receipt of payment to the Student Accounts Office to SIGN  the Otis College of Art Design Promissory Note in-person.




  • Summer Undergraduate Classes begin Monday - May 19th
  • Summer Graduate Graphic Design Classes begin Monday - June 16th

Important Note

If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Assistant 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.