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Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA
University Website: www.otis.edu
Apply Online: www.otis.edu/admissions
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Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is L.A.'s first independent professional school of art. The main campus is located in the former IBM Aerospace Headquarters at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Designed by architect Eliot Noyes, the building was built in 1963 and extensively remodeled in 2011 by the college to suit its purposes. The Galef Center, made for the Fine Arts department, was designed by Fredrick Fisher.

The school's programs, accredited by WASC and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, include four-year BFA degrees in illustration, fine arts, graphic design, architecture, landscape design, interior design, fashion design, digital media, toy design, and product design. It also offers MFA degrees in fine arts, graphic design, public practice, and writing. Undergraduate students choose a major in their second year, after completing a battery of traditional drawing, painting, composition, and construction classes in their first or "Foundation" year. In addition to studio work, standard liberal arts courses are required, although traditional history courses are replaced by art history.

The movie Art School Confidential was partially filmed at Otis. Otis Foundation Professor Gary Geraths worked as a consultant on the film.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,454.00 avg tuition

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

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Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Otis College of Art and Design

Applied 1,458
Admitted 745 51%
Enrolled total 185
Full Time: 185
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 430 570
SAT Math 460 600
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 78%
4-year graduation rate 47%
6-year graduation rate 56%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Otis College of Art and Design

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $34,454.00 $34,454.00 $34,454.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $950.00 $950.00 $950.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,149.00 $1,149.00 $1,149.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $35,524.00 $35,524.00 $35,524.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $950.00 $950.00 $950.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,269.00 $1,269.00 $1,269.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $8,120.00 $11,800.00 $3,700.00
Other Expenses $6,480.00 $2,800.00 $3,700.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $60.00
Books and Supplies $1,400.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 81%
Percent receiving grant aid 81%
Avg amount of grant aid $13,600.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 65%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,093.00

Otis College of Art and Design

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Environmental Design/Architecture X
Creative Writing X
Commercial and Advertising Art X
Design and Applied Arts, Other X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Fashion/Apparel Design X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Graphic Design X X
Industrial and Product Design X

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