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Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares students in the art and design capital of Los Angeles for a dynamic future in the creative economy. The College educates a diverse community of over 1,200 students in a supportive setting to become highly skilled professionals in established and emerging creative sectors. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar winners, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at influential companies including Apple, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Netflix.

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Degrees at Otis College

Undergraduate Programs

Otis College offers undergraduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity.

Graduate Programs

Otis College offers two graduate MFA programs in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, each led by renowned faculty who are redefining their respective fields. As a graduate student, you’ll develop your craft in a rigorous, supportive environment that provides a strong foundation for you as a professional artist.

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Certificates and Courses

Certificates Programs

Choose from 15 certificate programs that will propel you forward in your career and open doors for you that you might not have known existed. Our certificate programs are great  for working professionals and are structured to help you achieve your goals.

Adult Courses

Take an individual course that serves your personal or professional goals. From one-day workshops to 10-week courses, Otis Extension offers a wide array of offerings that will help you gain valuable insights into a new field or creative technique.

Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps are a mainstay at Otis College, and we’re excited to see them grow in popularity each year. Our weeklong day camps offer fun opportunities for young artists to discover a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, and more in a creative and collaborative setting.

Youth Courses

Otis College Extension offers a large spectrum of both weekend and after-school programs that will advance your child’s interest and abilities in art and design. With courses in numerous disciplines, our lineup of programs will meet whatever goals your child is looking to reach.

Otis College in the News

Otis College News

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May 18th, 2023

Otis Extension’s Summer Youth Camps Serve a Range of Ages and Creative Interests

Kids ages 5 to 14 can explore drawing, painting, game design, 2D animation, cartooning, graphic design, and more!
Otis College Class of 2023 Valedictorian Reanna Brown
May 12th, 2023

Reanna Brown Named Otis College Class of 2023 Valedictorian

Brown and fellow Academic Achievement Award Recipients set the bar high for the future of art and design.
Annual Exhibition Installments
April 28th, 2023

O-Launch Weekend at Otis College Showcases the Next Generation of Artists and Designers

The Campus-wide Event Presents Work by Graduating Students from Every Department
Milku Lee and Kulapat Yantrasast
April 11th, 2023

Otis College of Art and Design Announces Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group, as 2023 Commencement Speaker

The entertainment executive will receive an honorary doctorate alongside Founder of WHY Architecture, Kulapat Yantrasast.
April 5th, 2023

Otis College of Art and Design To Honor Stylist and Creative Director Jason Bolden at 2023 Otis Atelier

The Fundraiser Showcases Fashion Design Student Work, Benefits Scholarships for First-Generation Students
Photo of Tina Miyakawa
March 16th, 2023

Why BFA Graduate Tina Miyakawa Returned to Otis College for an MFA in Graphic Design

“Every job or project I have ever been a part of has been somehow connected to Otis or people I met through Otis.”


of our population consists of students of color


of students receive some type of financial aid assistance


of recent graduates are employed within one year of graduation


of our recent graduates work in the field of art and design