Why Study at Otis?

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Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit 501(c)3 institution and national leader in art and design education. The College’s mission is to educate a diverse community of students to become highly skilled, well-informed, and responsible professionals—empowering them to shape the world.

Otis College enrolls approximately 1,200 full-time students and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Communication Arts (Graphic Design and Illustration); Digital Media (Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, and Motion Design); Environmental Design (Architecture/Landscape/Interiors and Interiors + Furniture); Fashion Design, Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres); Product Design; and Toy Design. Otis College also awards Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Fine Arts and Graphic Design.

Diversity among its students, staff, and faculty is one of Otis College’s most defining features. The College aims to provide an inclusive campus environment where all students can thrive in their personal and academic endeavors. We also take pride in Our Commitment to Diversity, which offers services and resources focused on supporting students from diverse backgrounds.

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX, and the Graduate Studios are in the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City. As Los Angeles’s first professional art school, Otis College boasts alumni and faculty who are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar winners, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.

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Wherever you are in your college search, we want to meet you! Our counselors are here to answer your questions about Otis College and help you with the application process.

Phone: 310-665-6820
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