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Courses and Curriculum

A Comprehensive and Immersive Art Curriculum

Drawing Studio Courses develop and strengthen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills while Specialization Courses 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 available for students who cannot attend the 5-day experience.

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


Drawing Studio Courses cover fundamental skills required of all art and design disciplines including fashion, painting, photography, digital media, and others rooted in observational drawing. These courses provide a taste of the learning experiences within the Otis College undergraduate's first year. Get a head start in furthering your art and design education at the college level by spending two days per week in an observational drawing studio.

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

Specialization Courses offer in-depth exploration of a specific field of art or design. Specialization Courses meet three days per week and are designed to provide a robust, comprehensive experience of your chosen focus.

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



Drawing Studio Courses

(2 days/week)

In addition to a Specialization Course, select one of the following: