Otis College offers three MFA programs: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Writing, each led by renowned faculty who are redefining their respective fields. As a graduate student at Otis College, you’ll develop your craft in a rigorous, supportive environment that provides a strong intellectual foundation for your future as a professional artist.
MFA Fine Arts
In our MFA Fine Arts program, you’ll learn to refine your personal artistic vision, think critically, and cultivate a lifelong studio practice. You’ll work in your own studio in Culver City’s thriving arts district, a regional hub of galleries and studios and be guided by a dedicated faculty of professional artists. View curriculum, student work, and faculty bios.
NEW - Area of Emphasis in Art + Social Practice
The emphasis in Art + Social Practice within the MFA Fine Arts program at Otis College prepares students to create work as a catalyst for social exchange. More information.
MFA Graphic Design
Blend design exploration, critical inquiry, and applied projects in the year-long MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College. In this 14-month accelerated program, students will learn to work across media and platforms through a series of studio projects, visiting workshops, courses in design theory and history and roundtable discussions. View curriculum, student work, and faculty bios.
Featuring one-on-one mentoring, multi-genre workshops, an independent small press, and celebrated visiting writers speaker series, the MFA Writing program at Otis College is a one-of-a-kind experience for writers looking to hone their craft. In addition, all full-time Graduate Writing students receive partial academic fellowships for each of their two years of study and may qualify for paid practicums in teaching or publishing. View curriculum and financial aid information.
For more information on application requirements, preparing a portfolio, and considerations for international students visit our How to Apply page.