Otis College of Art and Design

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney 

Head of School

Mr. Bruce W. Ferguson, former Vice Chairman of the global multi-media company Louise Blouin Media, is a recognized leader in the arts, with a distinguished record as an educator, curator, and critic. 

Course Overview: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Education

BFA: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Communication Arts, Digital Media, Fashion Design (Costume Design emphasis track) Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design

MFA: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing

Life in Los Angeles

L.A. has it all—diversity, industry, and culture. It’s known as the creative capital of the 21st century. Students receive an international education in an international city full of opportunities. Some of the most influential artists and designers in the world live in L.A. The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX. Graduate Fine Arts Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

86% of degree students receive scholarships and financial aid. To find out more about financial aid click here. Tuition and fees are paid yearly, for further information on tuition fees click here.

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