An Immersive and Interdisciplinary Arts Curriculum

Drawing Studios develop and strengthen hand-eye coordination and drawing skills while Specializations deepen skills in specific areas of artistic study. While it is optimal for students to enroll in both courses for the full 5-day experience, 2-day and 3-day options are also available.

All Summer of Art classes meet Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT. Outside assignments supplement in-class coursework. 

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Specializations are designed to provide an in-depth, robust, and comprehensive exploration of a specific field of art or design. Specializations meet three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (MWF) or Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (TWTh).

  • 3 days per week
  • 6.5 hours per meeting
  • 90 contact hours total
  • 2 college credits

Drawing Studios

Drawing Studios cover fundamental skills required of all art and design disciplines including fashion, painting, photography, digital media, and others rooted in observational drawing. These courses offer a window into the learning experiences of a first year Otis College undergraduate student. Drawing Studios meet two days a week on Monday and Friday (MF) or Tuesday and Thursday (TTh).

  • 2 days per week
  • 6.5 hours per meeting
  • 45 contact hours total
  • 1 college credit

Drawing Studios (MF or TTh)

*Required for Fashion Design Specialization students