• Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event

    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency


    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.


    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011



The International Education Steering Committee of Otis College requires, all faculty seeking to facilitate a travel study course use a program provider “whenever” possible. Program Providers work with you to craft and customize an abroad course specific to your/student needs. Program providers are not pre-packaged tour operators. Rather, “providers” offer support services, throughout the world, ensuring that your course runs safely and smoothly, while maintaining the integrity of your course vision. Program Providers also provide liability insurance necessary to run abroad courses.


Below is a short-list of items generally covered by a program provider:

     Course Program Manager dedicated to your program

     Airport transportation 

     Student accommodations

     Health and liability insurance

     On-site orientation and city tour

     Cultural activities in host city

     Day or overnight excursions

     Organized group meals

     Reserved classroom space

     Access to on-site offices

     24-hour resident staff support

Below you will find a short list of program providers who can assist you with the planning of your abroad course. For additional providers please contact the Center for International Education.





      Contact: Michael Holzer. Phone: . Email:
      Locations: North America. Europe. South America (View website for a complete list of destinations)




Contact: Sam Briar. Phone: 800.556.7068     Email:

Locations: Asia. Africa. Americas. Europe





       Contact: Phone: 415-835-3749.
       Locations: Paris. Florence. London. Madrid. Rome. Istanbul. 


      Contact: Phone: 512.480.8522. Email:
      Locations: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic,
      England (UK), France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Panama Peru, South Korea, & Spain


     Contact: Steve Luther. Phone: 800-980-0033 Ext 114. Email:
     Locations: Spain, ChinaAustralia, New Zealand, Fiji (View Website for a complete list of destinations)


Contact:  PH: 425-527-8050 ext. 26039. Email:
Locations: Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, South Pacific

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Locations: Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England (UK), France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, & Spain

Center for International Studies Abroad (CIS)
Locations: Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Danish Institute for Foreign Study (DIS)
Location: Denmark (Copenhagen)

Study Abroad Italy (SAI)
Locations: Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, & Sicily)


Locations: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East (View website for a complete list of destinations)

SIT Study Abroad
Locations: Africa & Middle East: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, Egypt, Asia & The Pacific: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Samoa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, Europe: Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru

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