Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares students in the art and design capital of Los Angeles for a dynamic future in the creative economy. The College educates a diverse community of over 1,200 students in a supportive setting to become highly skilled professionals in established and emerging creative sectors. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar winners, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at influential companies including Apple, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Netflix.
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Degrees at Otis College
Otis College offers undergraduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity.
Otis College offers two graduate MFA programs in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, each led by renowned faculty who are redefining their respective fields. As a graduate student, you’ll develop your craft in a rigorous, supportive environment that provides a strong foundation for you as a professional artist.
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Certificates and Courses
Choose from 15 certificate programs that will propel you forward in your career and open doors for you that you might not have known existed. Our certificate programs are great for working professionals and are structured to help you achieve your goals.
Take an individual course that serves your personal or professional goals. From one-day workshops to 10-week courses, Otis Extension offers a wide array of offerings that will help you gain valuable insights into a new field or creative technique.
Summer Youth Camps are a mainstay at Otis College, and we’re excited to see them grow in popularity each year. Our weeklong day camps offer fun opportunities for young artists to discover a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, and more in a creative and collaborative setting.
Otis College Extension offers a large spectrum of both weekend and after-school programs that will advance your child’s interest and abilities in art and design. With courses in numerous disciplines, our lineup of programs will meet whatever goals your child is looking to reach.
Otis College Events
Otis College Events
Campus and Community
Campus and Community
Access: A Netflix x Otis Entertainment Certificate Program
Shape the future of entertainment marketing with Access, a Netflix x Otis Entertainment Certificate Program at Otis College of Art and Design. This new immersive program will accept an inaugural class of 18 talented students, who will receive a full-tuition scholarship and direct mentorship from industry experts.
MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions
The MFA Fine Arts graduate students at Otis College are advanced artists engaged and committed to exploring an art practice in its various forms, traditions, and contexts. Their studies culminate with an MFA thesis exhibition from each student presented in the Bolsky Gallery.
Explore Creativity at Summer of Art
Summer of Art is Otis College’s premiere pre-college program. This intensive, immersive experience is designed for developing creatives in high school who are 14.5 years of age or older. Summer of Art 2023 will take place in-person at Otis College’s main campus in Los Angeles, CA.
Registration is Open for Summer Youth Camps
Summer Youth Camps at Otis College invite young creatives aged 5-14 years to explore art and expression through exciting programs at one of the nation’s top art and design colleges. Our weeklong day camps offer fun opportunities for young artists to discover a variety of mediums.
Otis College in the News
Otis College News
Otis Extension’s Summer Youth Camps Serve a Range of Ages and Creative Interests
Reanna Brown Named Otis College Class of 2023 Valedictorian
O-Launch Weekend at Otis College Showcases the Next Generation of Artists and Designers
Otis College of Art and Design Announces Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group, as 2023 Commencement Speaker
Otis College of Art and Design To Honor Stylist and Creative Director Jason Bolden at 2023 Otis Atelier
Why BFA Graduate Tina Miyakawa Returned to Otis College for an MFA in Graphic Design
of our population consists of students of color
of students receive some type of financial aid assistance
of recent graduates are employed within one year of graduation
of our recent graduates work in the field of art and design