Why Otis?

A leader in art and design education for over 100 years.

Otis College educates a diverse community of students to become highly skilled, well-informed, and responsible professionals -- empowering them to shape the world. Ideally situated within Los Angeles, our distinguished programs and instructors transform students’ lives through rigorous practice that nurtures and propels their creativity, skill, vision, and critical thinking.

Why Otis?

A leader in art and design education for over 100 years.

Otis College educates a diverse community of students to become highly skilled, well-informed, and responsible professionals -- empowering them to shape the world. Ideally situated within Los Angeles, our distinguished programs and instructors transform students’ lives through rigorous practice that nurtures and propels their creativity, skill, vision, and critical thinking.

Extension FAQs

Students can register and pay online by visiting the Courses section of the Extension Catalog. Course costs are listed with each course description. Students must be registered in a course before the start of the second class session. Students not enrolled by the start of the second class session may not attend class.

You may take care of most registration business (enroll, add, drop, transfer or change credit status) through the Student Portal.

Early enrollment is advised.

For questions or concerns, please contact Extension Registration at extreg@otis.edu or 310.665.6952.

Students must be registered by the first class meeting. Early enrollment is advised, as many Extension courses fill well before the first week of classes.
Yes, private student loans are available through Wells Fargo and Sallie Mae to credit worthy students. These private student loans are only available to students enrolled in a certificate program and will only be certified to cover the cost of tuition and fees for one term at a time. Please contact the Financial Aid Office (310.665.6880) for more information.
Yes, Otis College of Art and Design is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
If you have general questions regarding Otis Extension courses please contact the Otis Extension office at 310.665.6850 or extension@otis.edu. If you would like information about an Otis Extension Certificate Programs, you may make an appointment with an Otis Extension Counselor. Please contact the Otis Extension office at 310.665.6850 or extension@otis.edu to set an appointment.