Summer of Art 2018: July 2 - 27, 2018
This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. To receive the 2018 Summer of Art brochure by mail when it becomes available, fill out the Rush Me Info form. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 310.665.6864, or contact us here.
Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning. Rigorous course work includes hands-on studio courses and labs in your chosen Specialization Course (three days per week) and/or Drawing Studio Course (two days per week). Indie Game Design meets five days per week. Classes meet 9:00am - 4:20pm, Monday through Friday. (Some outside work is required.) Two units of college credit for Specialization Courses and one unit of college credit for Drawing Studio Courses are awarded to eligible students upon successful completion of the program.
English Language Immersion
The Otis College Summer of Art English Language Immersion courses are designed to provide a creative environment to expand one’s competency of the English language while developing skills and knowledge of art and design. For more information check out the English Language Immersion Program page.
Summer of Art courses are taught by award-winning instructors who are practicing professionals, many of whom teach in Otis College's undergraduate and graduate programs. Contact with these instructors provides a glimpse into the working lives of professional artists and designers and introduces you to many career choices in art, design, and related fields. See faculty bios for more information about our instructors.
On the last day of the program there is a final exhibition of student work. You and your instructors will select your best work for the exhibition. The work is displayed throughout the campus, giving you the experience of being part of a gallery show with your peers, while sharing your artwork with family and friends.
Visit popular Los Angeles destinations while getting to know classmates. Evening excursions are open to all Summer of Art students at no additional charge. These trips are designed to immerse students in LA's vibrant culture. Previously, trips have included seeing a Dodger's game, Griffith Observatory, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Optional on-campus student housing is available for an additional fee for students between 15 – 18 years old who are enrolled in the full 5-day per week program. Otis College is located on the west side of Los Angeles, in one of Southern California’s most desirable communities. Students share furnished two-bedroom suite-style rooms with a common space and split bathroom. There are many restaurants and shops within walking distance, plus the beach is very close by! A trained Resident Assistant resides on each residence hall floor providing supervision for Summer of Art residents. All resident students participate in organized evening and weekend activities such as beach trips, variety shows, museum visits, and dances. See the Housing page for complete housing information.