Otis College of Art and Design is an art and design college. It is located in Los Angeles, California.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Total Tuition and Fees: TBD
Tuition: TBD (Includes non-refundable $200 deposit)
Non-refundable Activity Fee: $121
Non-refundable Student Accident Insurance Fee: $14
Supplies (estimated): $200-$400
Payment : Students who send tuition deposits on or BEFORE April 28 will be billed for the balance, which must be paid in full by May 27. AFTER April 28, full payment is required. Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard only. (Otis does not accept American Express.) Make checks payable to Otis College of Art and Design. Be sure to write the registrant’s name and social security number on the check or money order to ensure proper credit.
Insufficient Funds or Declined Credit Cards: Applicants whose checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $50.00 penalty. The College cannot assume a student has withdrawn from the program because a check has not cleared or has been stopped; payment and penalty remain due. If sufficient payment is not made within 48 hours of notification, students whose checks have been returned may no longer attend classes. The same policy applies to students with declined credit cards.
Overdue Accounts: If a student’s account accrues a balance due (payment due, returned check, and/or dishonored credit cards, etc.) that remains unpaid for more than fifteen (15) days, the account will be assigned to a collection agency. All such accounts will be charged collection costs, including but not limited to collection agency fees, legal fees, and court costs. This information will be disclosed to credit reporting organizations. Confirmation of registration and follow-up materials will be sent by mail upon receipt of the completed registration form and $200 deposit or full payment.
Supplies: Supplies vary depending on the Area of Concentration, but participants should estimate that materials will cost $200-$400. Supply lists are mailed prior to the start of the program. Students should bring required supplies on the first day of class.
Liberal Arts and Science
Artists, Community and Teaching (A.C.T.)