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Otis College of Art and Design

Community-centered student body with a rich sense of collaboration and a career-oriented approach to art and design in the sunny city of Los Angeles, California.

About the institution

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a private art and design school in Los Angeles, California with 1,350 students. Otis offers BFA degrees in Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, Fashion Design, Toy Design, Product Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts, and MFA degrees in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. First-year students participate in our one-of-a-kind, immersive Foundation program, where they take studio courses designed to teach the fundamental skills and processes across visual arts and design disciplines. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision.


Number of Undergraduate Students



Student to Faculty Ratio

Size of Instituition

Small Institution <5000


Admission is based on the visual arts portfolio, academics, and the personal statement/essay.

Campus Style

2.5 miles from the beach, in the city of Los Angeles, somewhat of a suburban neighborhood

Education Model

Faculty are professional artists/designers, teaching to industry standards.

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes - Some courses only. Paid internships & internships for college credit. ⅔ students complete at least 1 before graduation.

Are there study abroad options?

Yes - Some courses only. Exchange program with AICAD art and design schools.

Cost of Tuition

$51,988 USD


Merit-based scholarships are based on strength of academics and portfolio.

IB Grade Requirements

We accept IB credits, not necessary for entry.

UFP Grade Requirements

Not Stated





#2 College Magazine’s Top 10 Colleges for Aspiring Fashion Designers

4/5 Campus Pride Index, which reflects institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program, and practice.

Top 1% Student Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the U.S., according to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Art & Design
World Top 300
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