Alumni Benefits


Explore the onlines resources, discounts, and opportunities available to Otis College degreed alumni.

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Discount on Extension Classes

A 10% course discount in our Extension programs is available to students who have completed a certificate program or graduated from an Otis College BFA or MFA program. Email to verify your alumni status. (Exclusions: Programs with three meetings or less, youth courses, and Alumni Project Workshops).

Alumni Project Workshop

The Alumni Project Workshop is open to Otis Alumni (qualifying BFA/MFA alumni and Extension students) who can demonstrate proficiency and independence in the lab or shop of choice. The Alumni Project Workshop is a 10-week self-directed program perfect for those looking to develop a concept, perfect a skill/technique, or meet a project deadline. Access schedules are individually structured over the 10 week period. If selected, a notification will be issued within two weeks of application. Limited spots will be approved for the following areas:

  • Computer Lab
  • Lab Press
  • Metal Shop
  • Model Shop
  • Printmaking Lab
  • Wood Shop
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Photo Lab
  • Lighting Studio
  • Open to Otis College BFA/MFA Alumni. Extension students who have taken 2 courses in the same discipline as their desired workshop will be considered upon approval of the Faculty/Liaison.
  • Students must have intermediate-level knowledge of shop/lab.

Access Specifications:

  • Alumni enrolled in APW do not have check-in/out privileges of tools and equipment.
  • Lab technicians must be present at all times while enrolled alumni are in the lab. All lab rules and regulations must be adhered to.
  • Faculty/Liaison: Andrew Armstrong

How to Apply:

Students should apply here; if approved, they will be enrolled in the course by the Extension Department.

Application Deadlines:

  • To participate in the Spring 2023 term, apply by February 11, 2023.
  • To participate in the Summer 2023 term, apply by June 3, 2023.
  • To participate in the Fall 2023 term, apply by September 23, 2023.

Library Access

Alumni can borrow up to 5 items at a time and the books circulate for two weeks. All Alumni have access to most of our paid databases if they use a computer in the Library on campus. For Alumni borrowers, the most important requirements are:

  • Must have a degree from Otis College
  • Be verified by Alumni Relations or Institutional Advancement
  • Pay $50 annual fee

Otis Career Services Lifetime Assistance

As an alumnus of Otis College, you have unlimited access to Career Services resources including career counseling sessions, the job and internship board, workshops, panel discussions, employer info sessions, comprehensive online resources and more. 

Otis Alumni Association Portal

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Discounts, Insurance, and More

Get access to artist discounts, health insurance advising, and other resources at Benefits for Artists.

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