• Daniel Mendel-Black has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recent shows include Pretty Lips Are Red at China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, and André Butzer, Marcel Hüppauff, Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb at Galerie Bernd Kugler in Innsbruck, Austria. Mendel-Black’s work is represented in a number of public collections.

  • Join us at the opening of our 2017 exhibition on THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 6:30pm at Otis College Fine Art Graduate Studios. Exhibit curated by GFA Students, Alex Kay and Shirin Bolourchi.

  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.


  • Todd Bradford Richmond presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and installation for his Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view January 22 to February 1, 2017 (closes at 12noon on Feb 1). There will be an artist reception on Saturday, January 28, 2-6pm.

  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at CSUDH will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.


Visit Otis College

Admissions offers a number of ways for prospective students to visit and engage with the Otis Community. We encourage you to visit LA and our campus to see our facilities and students in action!

Open House and Other Admissions Events

Open House

Open House was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Please check back for more information next fall.


Portfolio Days

During the fall and winter, Otis College attends select National Portfolio Day events with other member colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio Day is a great way to meet an admissions counselor and get feedback on your portfolio before you apply. Otis College will be represented at the following events. To see the exact location and time for each event, visit

2016-09-24  Denver, Colorado

2016-09-25  Atlanta, Georgia

2016-09-25  Des Moines, Iowa

2016-10-01  Cincinnati, Ohio

2016-10-01  Houston, Texas

2016-10-02  Columbus, Ohio

2016-10-02  Dallas, Texas

2016-10-08  Vincennes, Indiana

2016-10-09  Minneapolis, Minnesota

2016-10-15  Memphis, Tennessee

2016-10-15  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016-10-16  Chicago, Illinois

2016-10-16  Nashville, Tennessee

2016-10-22  Kansas City, Missouri

2016-10-22  San Francisco, California GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-10-23  San Diego, California

2016-10-23  St. Louis, Missouri

2016-10-23  Syracuse, New York

2016-10-29  Richmond, Virginia

2016-10-29  Toronto, Ontario

2016-10-30  Detroit, Michigan

2016-10-30  New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-11-05  Boston, Massachusetts

2016-11-05  Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day

2016-11-06  Hartford, Connecticut

2016-11-12  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2016-11-13  New York, New York

2016-11-19  Paris, France

2016-11-19  Washington, DC

2016-11-20  Baltimore, Maryland

2016-11-20  Charlotte, North Carolina

2016-12-03  Phoenix, Arizona

2016-12-03  Vancouver, British Columbia

2016-12-04  Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017-01-07  Seattle, Washington

2017-01-08  Portland, Oregon

2017-01-14  New Orleans, Lousianna

2017-01-14  San Francisco, California

2017-01-15  Los Angeles, California

2017-01-21  Miami, Florida

2017-01-22  Sarasota, FL

Otis College will be hosting the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm with additional programming in the morning from 9:30-11am. For more information about this event, visit the event page at


International Events

Otis College has scheduled visits in the following regions in 2016-17: Asia (China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand), Turkey, Mexico, Latin America and more. Please contact Admissions for details and to schedule an appointment with an Otis College representative near you.


Campus Tours

Goldsmith (Main) Campus

Tours with Q & A
Monday through Friday at 2pm

No reservation required

9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Our student-led campus tour will give you an inside view of the Otis Community and provide insight into the majors that we offer at the College. In addition to seeing the resources and facilities on campus, you will also view work created by students in different programs. An Admissions Counselor will give you a brief presentation on the admissions process and will respond to any questions you may have.

The Admissions Office is open on selected Saturdays throughout the academic year. Please contact us for this year's schedule.

Campus Tours for Graduate Students

Please contact the Admissions Office if you are interested in arranging a tour of one of our Graduate programs at or (310) 665-6820.

Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Counselor

To schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions Counselor, call the Admissions office at (310) 665-6820. All visitors are highly encouraged to pre-schedule an appointment, however we will take walk-in appointments Monday through Friday from 10-4pm. During your appointment, you can ask general questions, have a portfolio review, discuss the transfer process and much more. We also have a Graduate Admissions Counselor that can meet with prospective graduate students to discuss the admissions and financial aid process.

Maps / Locations

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