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Career Outcomes

Career Success at Otis College of Art and Design

 

EMPLOYMENT RATE, CLASS OF 2020
86%

of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation

JOBS RELATED TO ART AND DESIGN
91%

of recent graduates who reported obtaining a job are working within the field of art or design

JOB ACQUISITION
75%

recent graduates who reported having obtained a job did so within six months of graduation

TIME FRAME OF JOB ACQUISITION
  • 26% Before graduation
  • 35% Within 3 months post-graduation
  • 14% 4–6 post-graduation
  • 22% Over 6 months post-graduation
PREPARED FOR THE WORKING WORLD
73%

indicated Otis College prepared them for the professional world

AVG. REPORTED STARTING ANNUAL SALARY*
$52,145

RECENT EMPLOYERS
  • The Aerospace
  • Corporation
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple
  • Aurora World
  • Banana Republic
  • BCBG
  • Blizzard
  • Entertainment
  • Cartoon Network
  • Coach/Kate Spade
  • Dahlin Architecture
  • Group
  • DC Comics
  • Dreamworks
  • Animation
  • The Getty Center
  • GUESS?
  • FOX
  • Hasbro
  • Havas Worldwide
  • LACMA
  • Lionsgate Films
  • Marvel
  • Mattel
  • MGA Entertainment
  • Moose Toys
  • NBC Universal
  • Netflix
  • NFL
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nike
  • Pacific Sunwear
  • Pixar Animation
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Riot Games
  • Snap Inc.
  • Spinmaster
  • Tesla
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Vans
  • Vince
  • Walt Disney
  • Animation
  • Wicked Cool Toys
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

* Reported salaries under $30K are assumed to include freelance and contract payments, artists’ incomes, and other partial incomes, rather than a full report of an alum’s total annual income and are removed from the overall average.

Career outcome indicators are a result of a combination of respondents who completed the 2020 Alumnx Career Survey and secondary sources of data collection, which resulted in a knowledge rate of 77%.