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Important Dates

Monday, January 30 Summer of Art registration begins 
Scholarship application opens
Housing application opens
Friday, April 21 Scholarship application deadline 
(no exceptions will be made)
Friday, April 28 Last day for early enrollment discount
Tuition deposit deadline 
(After April 28th, payment in full is required to register)
Monday, May 15 International students’ registration deadline
Friday, May 26 All tuition balances due in full
Last day to request full tuition refund
Friday, June 16 Housing application closes
Friday, June 23 Registration deadline
(check with Summer of Art Office for any exceptions)
Last day to request partial tuition refund
Wednesday, July 5 Housing Check-in: 6 AM - 12 PM
Program Check-in: 12 PM - 1 PM (Required for all students)
Welcome Lunch: 1 PM - 2 PM
Orientation: 2 PM - 4 PM
Thursday, July 6 Classes begin
Monday, July 10 Last day to withdraw (no refund)
Friday, July 28 Last day of classes
Final Exhibition: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Academic program ends at 4:30 PM PDT
Saturday, July 29 Residential program ends
Housing move-out, no later than 12:00 PM PDT

*To request enrollment in Summer of Art past the registration deadline, please contact the Summer of Art team at or by phone at (310) 665-6850.


  • Accreditation

    Otis College is fully accredited by the WASC | Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, 703.437.0700.)

  • Attendance

    Due to the rigorous nature of the program, Summer of Art attendance policies are strictly enforced. Three absences from a Specialization and/or two absences from a Drawing Studio may disqualify a student from receiving college credit and/or result in removal from the program without a refund.

  • Cancelled Classes

    If a course does not meet its minimum enrollment number, it may be canceled. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be contacted regarding their second choice upon cancellation.

  • COVID Safety

    Otis College is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. All Summer of Art students must submit evidence of having received the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as part of their mandatory forms and at least four weeks prior to arriving on campus for Summer of Art. Otis College strongly recommends the use of masks while indoors. Masks are available in various locations around campus. Medical grade masks are required though within the Student Health and Wellness Center per Los Angeles County Department of Public health (LACDPH) guidelines. 

    We will continue to monitor the situation and follow all guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The College continues to require the COVID-19 vaccine and booster for all employees and students. Students engaging in the Summer of Art program may apply for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement; however, exempted students may not live in housing for the duration of the program. The health and safety of the whole Otis College community continues to be of utmost importance. Please be aware that as the public health situation evolves, our COVID-19 policy may change on short notice to align with ongoing recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Enrollment in Summer of Art will be contingent upon strict adherence to any policy changes made.

  • Disclaimer

    Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person registration, enrollment in, or admittance to any Extension course including the Summer of Art program.

  • Grades and Credit

    Students who successfully complete their courses of study for credit will receive the following units of college credit:

    • Specialization: 2 college credits
    • Drawing Studio: 1 college credit

    Evaluation of coursework is indicated by the letter grades “A" through "F”. Dismissal from the program, for any reason, may result in an “F”.

  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Otis College of Art and Design, in accordance with applicable Federal and state law and College policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristics or classifications protected by the law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in College programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Mark Manrose, Dean of Extension, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310) 665-6850.

  • Orientation

    All Summer of Art students are required to attend Orientation on Wednesday, July 5th. More details regarding Orientation will be announced closer to the start of the program.

  • Refund Schedule
    • By May 26 - 100% refund
    • Between May 27 and June 23 - 50% refund
    • After June 23 - No refund

    Refunds take approximately six weeks to process. Refunds made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account.

    Please note that the $200 deposit per course is non-refundable.

  • Transcripts

    Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse. The standard processing fee is $5.00 per official transcript. You must have either your student ID number or your social security number when you place your order. For concerns or questions email Credit towards Otis College of Art and Design’s undergraduate program is awarded at the discretion of the department or major chair.

  • Withdrawal

    Once the program begins, students who wish to withdraw must email their withdrawal request to the Summer of Art team ( by Monday, July 10th at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Failure to properly withdraw from a course by the deadline may result in an “F” grade.

  • Zero Tolerance Policy

    Otis College maintains a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activity, including the possession or use of drugs (including marijuana, no exceptions made for medical purposes), alcohol, or firearms, whether on or off the Otis College campus. Students who are in violation of any Otis College policies, rules, regulations, etc. or otherwise create an unsafe or unproductive climate may be disciplined by Otis College at its sole and exclusive discretion. The discipline may include dismissal of the student from the program without any refund and/or the receipt of a grade of “F”. Prior to check-in, each student and his, her, or their parent/guardian must sign an acknowledgement form regarding these policies.