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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Student ID's



All Otis students are required to carry their Student ID card with them on campus at ALL times. ID's are a necessary component to the Student experience at Otis and are needed for the following:

  • To check out Library materials
  • To access Papercut, a declining balance system to pay for prints in the Otis Print Center
  • For Otis student employees to clock-in and clock-out to keep track of working hours
  • To identify yourself to campus security in the event of an emergency

ID Cards are processed in the Office of Student Activities, located in room B02 on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall. New incoming students at Otis receive their initial Student ID at no charge. There is a $15.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen ID card. Fee should be paid to the business office on the second floor of Ahmanson Hall and reprints of ID's are then provided once a receipt for replacement ID is submitted.

Looking for more ways to use your Student I.D and obtain a discount?

  • Beach Pizza — located in the Playa Del Oro Plaza — 20% discount
  • Graphaids Art Supply — 3030 S La Cienega Blvd, Culver City — 30% off
  • Home Health Testing — homehealthtesting.com —10% discount, Use coupon code: “college10”
  • Humble Potato — 8321 Lincoln Blvd. — Student Happy Hour: M-F 3-6 pm
  • KJ’s Diner — across from Otis, located in the AMF Bowling Center — 10% discount
  • Mittel’s Art & Frame Center — 2499 Lincoln Blvd, Venice —10% off of non-sale items

We encourage you to show your student I.D. when using services in the local community. Many other local businesses provide Otis students with discounts. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Activities at 310-846-2585 or by email at studentactivities@otis.edu

The above list is made available for information purposes only. Listing of businesses, attractions, and other products and services does not imply endorsement by Otis College of Art and Design. Discounts are subject to change at any time without notice and may be subject to additional terms and conditions.