Events
  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Emergency Protocols

TEA Plan (Travel Emergency Action Plan) 2016-17

 

Emergency Contacts for Student

 

In the event of an emergency during travel study, the student's first points of contact (FPC) are:

  • The Otis On-site Faculty Leader
  • The Program Service Provider On-site Manager
  • The Center for International Education at Otis College of Art and Design
  • The International Office at the Host Institution
  • The Closest US Consulate or Embassy in the Host Country

 

Prior to their departures, all travel study participants are required to:

A) Review their Travel Preparation Manual;

B) Attend at least two faculty led pre-departure meetings;

C) And attend an orientation hosted by the Center for International Education during which this chain of communication is explained, consular information is provided, and health, safety and security issues are addressed.

 

Depending on the travel study program, contact details for the Lead Faculty, Program Provider or International Office are provided by Otis, host university or program service provider. In an emergency situation, the faculty leader, host university or program provider will contact the Center for International Education (CIE) as soon as it is possible to do so.

 

Anonymous Reporting

Otis provides an online incident reporting form which you can opt to be anonymous on page 2. This form may be accessed and used while abroad.

The link to the form may be found at www.otis.edu/forms/students/student-incident-report/

If the student cannot make contact with in-country support, FPC, or if additional assistance is required, s/he should contact Security Services directly using the protocol described in the section: "Emergency Contacts for Parents."

 

Field Trips (non-travel study programs)

In the event of an emergency during a field trip, the student's first points of contact (FPC) are:

  • The Otis On-site Faculty Leader
  • The Program Service Provider On-site Manager
  • Otis Department of Safety & Security
  • The Safety Office at the Host Institution

 

Working Rule:

Travel Study - Always refer to your Travel Preparation Manual.

Field Trips – Review field trip policies with lead faculty, and online at www.otis.edu/local-regional-field-trip-policy

Emergency Contacts for Faculty Leaders on Travel Study

 

While on program in the event of an emergency, and once you have contacted your program provider your first call is to:

  • Primary: Matthew Penkala 
    Office: 310-665-6815
    Cell: 323-359-0044
    Email: mpenkala@otis.edu
     
  • Secondary: Rick Gonzalez (Campus Safety & Security)
    Office: 424 207-3727 
    Email: rgonzalez@otis.edu
     
  • Back up: Dr. Laura Kiralla (V.P. Student Success)
    Office: 310-665-6961
    Email: lkiralla@otis.edu

 

Emergency Contacts for Faculty Leading Field Trips

 

  • Primary: Rick Gonzalez (Chief of Campus Safety & Security)
    Office: 424 207-3727
    Email: rgonzalez@otis.edu
     
  • Secondary: Dr. Laura Kiralla (V.P. Student Success)
    Office: 310-665-6961
    Cell: 310-309-7109
    Email: lkiralla@otis.edu

 

Incident Reporting

Submit an online incident report with-in 24 hours Otis provides an online incident reporting form.

The link to the form may be found at www.otis.edu/forms/students/student-incident-report/

 

Working Rule:

Faculty, while on travel study or leading a field trip, is considered campus security authorities (CSA) per the Clery Act.

 

 

Emergency Contacts for Parents

 

The Otis Department of Safety & Security is the primary US-based contact for all emergencies involving Otis students, faculty and staff participating in or working in support of travel study programs or field trips.

If an emergency situation occurs abroad, Rick Gonzalez (Chief of Campus Safety & Security) should be contacted as soon as possible at 424-207-3727, rgonzalez@otis.edu. In response, Otis Department of Safety & Security will contact appropriate Crisis Management Team Members to assist you.

The Otis Department of Safety & Security receives calls 24-hours per day, seven days per week.

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