• 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

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.


Program Recruitment



Is your program in need of an attendance bump?  Here is a quick guide to help you recruit students for your travel study program.  The Center for International Education is here to assist you in this process.

PDF Version of Recruitment 101 available HERE



Create a presentation about your travel program. This is a great way to not only inform students but parents as well about the travel program you are teaching. Use these sample presentations below as a template to get you started, (these examples are saved in Word. You can download, open, and save in Power Point for easy editing.):


EXAMPLE Travel Presentation A
EXAMPLE Travel Presentation B
EXAMPLE Travel Presentation C




Use the marketing materials examples provided below to announce your program across the college.

Flyer Pull Tabs
Info Session Reminder Flyer
Info Session Reminder Flyer, Doublesided
Travel Info Poster 8.5x14
Travel Info Poster Tabs 8.5x14
Email Reminder to Apply, version A
Email Reminder to Apply, version B



Place program posters advertising course details and information meeting times around the campus:

Center for International Education



Building entrances


Announce your program loud and proud:

In the classroom

During Orientation

Departmental Meetings

Club Meetings/Student Activities

Informational Meetings (Set up with OIE)

Student Government Meetings


Publicize & promote using a variety of virtual and social outlets:

Student Newsletter

Otis Webpage

OTIS Community Email

OTIS Facebook


Work with the Center for International Education to establish strong informational meetings with firm, unchanging meeting specifics (Dates, Times and Location) for each information session.



Recruitment sessions are an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for global exploration with potential participants. It is recommended to hold two informational sessions in your first month of recruiting. After

this period hold as many meetings as needed until enrollment has been met.  Please work with the Center for International Education to coordinate these sessions.


Possible meeting locations include:

OTIS Forum

Student Service Lounge



Faculty Office Space


Ingenuity is key! Make your presentation interactive, exciting, and enticing. Try incorporating:



Power Points


Fun Facts



Keep it Lively!   

Discuss benefits of global citizenshipDiscuss narrative itinerary
Highlight activities that focus on topics covered in the classroom and beyond.


  • Take advantage of social media by creating a twitter account or by using the OTIS Facebook page to high- light your program.
  • Invite students to like
  • Link up to information/media regarding your destination
  • Create a Webpage. Use your own accounts to post and tweet meeting times, application deadlines and pay- ment reminders



Please utilize the Center for International Education (CIE) for assistance with student recruitment and outreach. For additional information contact Darren Grosch, Director of International Education, at or by calling ext. 6994. The CIE is located in the Provosts’ Suite, AHMN 215.


Thank you for your commitment to developing global citizens

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