Admissions & Aid

Start your journey here. Find important information about applying to Otis College of Art and Design.

We’re here to help you at each step of the admissions process. In addition to requirements and deadlines, we want you to know about opportunities to get to know our campus and community. Otis counselors, students, mentors, and graduates each have a unique perspective on Otis College and what it’s like to live and learn in the creative hub of Los Angeles, California.

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Important Dates

Undergraduate Programs

August 1 Fall and Spring Application Opens
November 1      Spring Priority Application Deadline
December 1 Fall Early Action Deadline
February 15 Fall Priority Application Deadline

Graduate Programs

August 1 Application Opens
November 1      Spring Fine Arts Priority Deadline
January 15 Fall Graphic Design Priority Deadline
January 15 Fall Fine Arts Priority Deadline

Paying for School

If you need help paying for your degree, we can guide you through several options. You’re automatically considered for one of our merit-based scholarships when you apply to Otis College, and you may also qualify for federal and state aid, grants, and student loans. Use the Net Price calculator to help create an estimation of expenses while at Otis College.

Connect With Us

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Visit our campus and meet our community. Schedule an in-person or virtual campus tour and learn more about what it’s like to be a part of Otis.

More Courses and Certificates

Otis Extension

To enroll in one of our non-degree courses or programs, see the current Otis Extension offerings. These encompass single classes and workshops to expand your creativity, as well as certificates to advance your career.

Otis Extension

Summer at Otis College

Offered through Otis Extension, Summer of Art  allows high school-aged artists and designers to engage in challenging work alongside peers who share similar creative goals and passions while experiencing college life. 

Summer of Art

Summer Youth Camps

Youth Programs

We have programming for young artists and creatives who are 5 to 17 years old, including weekly courses in painting, drawing, animation, and cartooning, to name a few. Summer Youth Camps invite children to explore art and expression through weeklong day camps that bridge the school years.

Youth Programs