Otis College of Art and Design - Bachelor's Degree

Otis College of Art and Design is a leading university from Los Angeles, California in providing arts and design education through a variety of baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as master's degree programs. Otis College of Art and Design is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

  • Average Tuition USD 58,314
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • Students 1,146
  • International Students 26%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Established as the The Otis Art Institute of the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, Otis first opened its doors in 1918, making it Southern California's first ever independent professional school of art. By 1922, its enrollment has grown to become the largest art school west of Chicago. Despite the struggles of the second World War, the institute managed to thrive under a few name changes until it finally became Otis College of Art and Design in 1991.

Today, Otis College of Art and Design's reputation for academic excellence attracts more than 1,100 students from 38 states and 24 countries across the globe. With up to 26% of its enrollment consisting of international students, Otis College of Art and Design is among the US' most culturally diverse college of art and design offering 11 bachelor of fine arts degrees and 4 master of fine arts degrees in areas such as architecture/landscape/interiors, communication arts, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, product design, public practice, toy design, and writing.

Bachelor Programs

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Animation

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Architecture

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Communication

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Design

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Media Production

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

  • 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, United States

    Photography

    USD 41,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Average SAT Score 1010

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    Established in 1918

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    Otis College of Art and Design ranked among the nation's top 1% colleges and universities in diversity, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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          • Testimony
            1981-1985, BFA

            II owe all my success in art, design and educaation to OTIS

            II owe all my success in art, design and educaation to OTISOtis was, without a doubt, an exceptional point of change in my life. My four-year experience at Otis provided the groundwork to build a great career and become artistically fulfilled. Both the professors and the curriculum exposed opportunities for curiosity and discovery, to experience and analyze, in order to flourish in ways I never imagined. While only in my early twenties when attending Otis College of Art & Design (known as Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design or Otis/Parsons in the 80’s - a part of Parsons School of Design, NYC) I was young and naive but was fortunate to be supported by professional artists and professors that knew how to retrieve the talent and skills that lay dormant within. To this day, nearly thirty years later, I am grateful for the opportunity bestowed upon me to become a fully developed creative thinker and maker. As a professional artist, designer and a professor I often reflect upon my experience as a student at Otis. Thus continually expanding my artistic-creative self and also retrieving the best from each my students. I am truly who I am today because of the expansion of my knowledge and talents encouraged to come fourth, to be seen, to be heard and appreciated as a student at Otis. Otis is one of the finest art colleges & institutions in the U.S. for developing creative thinking and talents.

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            1989-1992

            Otis Art Institute stands out with great teachers, outstanding curriculum.

            Teachers were outstanding.