Enrollment and Tuition

Eighteen people of color will be selected for the inaugural program, all of whom will receive a full-tuition scholarship that includes the tools and resources needed to complete their studies.

Who Should Apply

This program is designed for individuals with a high school diploma. We've designed our program to accelerate job placement for historically underrepresented students in the fields of entertainment and design.

Students at Netflix Access

Program Eligibility

​To be eligible to apply for Access, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as: (one or more)
    • Asian/Asian American
    • Black/African American
    • Hispanic/Latinx
    • Middle Eastern/North African/Arab American
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Native American or Alaska Native
    • Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency
  • Have completed a high school diploma or equivalent before the program starts.
  • Live in the Los Angeles area and be able to attend Otis College of Art and Designfor the full duration of the program as a full-time student, with courses throughout the day, Monday–Friday
  • Be available to work for the full duration of the six-month apprenticeship period
  • Possess strong creative passion

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A fully-paid tuition to participate in a 20-month certificate program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California
  • A laptop for each fellow will be provided with all required software to participate
  • A full-time 6-month paid internship with one of Netflix’s participating partners, in Los Angeles, after successful completion of the 14-month academic portion of the certificate program.
  • Mentorship from leading industry professionals
  • Professional development labs hosted by Otis College, Netflix and participating partners
  • Exposure to a vast network of creative industry leaders

As a fellow, the full cost of the certificate program, laptop, supplies, and software needed for your courses will be covered at no cost to you. 

You will be responsible for: 

  • Your own housing arrangements in Los Angeles area
  • Travel to and from Otis College of Art and Design, your apprenticeship program, any additional events or programs
  • Meals
  • You must be able to financially support yourself during the 14-month academic portion of the program. You will not be paid until the six-month internship that begins in November 2024.

Currently the Access Program is not accepting applications.

A creative brief is an outline for a creative project. In a creative brief, you will highlight your ideas and strategy to finalize a creative project. Acceptable file formats include PDF of Word documents. Download an example.

Culture can be defined by ethnic background, beliefs, or traditions. For the cultural portrait, we want to learn more about your identity, what culture means to you, and what obstacles you may have overcome to connect with it further. For example, if you discovered that by going against the expectations of your ethnic background you realized your passion for the entertainment industry, that would fit this criteria.

Yes. As long as you complete your requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent before the program begins and are at least 18 years old.

You do not need any experience to apply. Just a passion and interest to work in the entertainment marketing industry.

No, but you must be able to attend in-person classes on the Otis College of Art and Design campus for the full duration of the program as a full-time student, with courses throughout the day, Monday - Friday and as an apprentice, with an on-site work commitment throughout the day, Monday - Friday.

Yes, absolutely. If you are looking to change direction, you can participate. You must, however, be willing to attend this program full-time throughout its duration.

​You must be at least 18 years of age. We want to provide this opportunity to anyone who meets the criteria, whether you are just starting your career journey or are coming from a completely different industry and want to make a career change.

The format of the certificate program is a combination of in-person and online instruction, 14 months in-person at Otis College of Art and Design, and six months at a selected agency partner in Los Angeles in-person as a paid apprentice.

You will be a full-time student from approximately September - December of the following year. You will be required to attend day time classes in-person during that time. Once you complete that portion of the program, you will be placed at a Netflix creative agency, where you will have a 6-month, full-time, paid apprenticeship.

You are not required to select your specific track before you begin the fellowship. You will learn more about each track when you start the program and will have an opportunity to make an informed decision after you begin. If you are not sure what to select on your application, you may select the option, “Undecided” and this will not impact your application review.

This is a highly intensive fellowship program that is meant to prepare you for a career in the Entertainment Marketing Industry. 

You will be expected to:

  1. Attend and participate in your daily classes
  2. Submit assignments and projects on time
  3. Attend any Netflix or partner labs scheduled
  4. Work the full 6-month period of your paid apprenticeship
  5. Meet with your mentor regularly (in-person or virtually)

Contact Us

Have questions? We're here to help! Call the Otis College Extension team between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone: 310-665-6850

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