Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design.

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Welcome Back Alumni Happy Hour 05/07/2024

Calling all Otis College alumni! Don’t miss an opportunity to connect with peers at our inaugural Welcome Back Alumni Happy Hour on Saturday, May 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy music, refreshments, and a chance to experience the work of graduating students during O-Launch Exhibition Weekend. Open to alumni from all graduation years. There’s still time to RSVP: bit.ly/OtisAlumniHappyHour.

Welcome Back Alumni Happy Hour Calling all Otis alumni! Join us for a special alumni gathering during O-Launch Exhibition Weekend.

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Otis College of Art and Design is proud to announce that acclaimed visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will receive an honorary degree and deliver the 2024 commencement address on Sunday, May 12. Architect, urban planner, and Los Angeles Dodgers executive Janet Marie Smith will also receive an honorary degree and offer remarks during the ceremony. Celebrate commencement in person or via livestream!

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Otis students, alumni, and friends! Finish this sentence: You can't leave Annual Exhibition without seeing __________!

Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College 04/26/2024

Our third annual Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College of Art and Design begins this summer! In this pre-college, hands-on, augmented reality (AR) learning lab, students will spend three weeks participating in custom, technical workshops, rich class discussion, and mentorship with Snap Inc. and Otis College instructors. Submit your application today to be considered for a full scholarship.

Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College Join the Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College of Art and Design this summer to imagine new realities, hone your skills, and bring your ideas to life!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our first Otis Korea event in Los Angeles!👏🇰🇷 It was fun connecting with Otis College alumni across graduation years and majors. We look forward to hosting additional events in the future. Like Otis College Alumni Association for the latest Otis alumni news and events.

04/23/2024

Submit your certificate program application and fee to receive a 15% discount per course. Certificates are offered in fashion design, fine arts, UX/UI design, graphic design, game design, and much more. Advance, or change your career by learning new skills. Email [email protected] to speak with an advisor today!

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Otis College of Art and Design’s campus will serve as the west coast hub where educators from Art Center, Cal Arts, UC Irvine, and other Southern California colleges will convene in October 2024 for the relaunch of The Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability (PALS) summit. Led by Otis College Professors and the Environmental Steering Committee Co-Chairs Claudia Hernández Romero and Maggie Light, PALS hopes to create community and align sustainability goals among higher education spaces.

04/19/2024

Do you have questions about financial aid, deposit deadline, visa eligibility, or application prep at Otis College? Contact admissions directly by texting 323-870-6820 or emailing [email protected] for personalized answers from Otis Admissions Counselors.

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Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College 04/19/2024

Applications are now open for the third annual Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College of Art and Design! In this pre-college summer program, students will have the opportunity to bring their big ideas to life in augmented reality (AR). 15 full tuition scholarships will be provided to eligible Los Angeles County high school students from underserved communities. Visit our website to learn more!

Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College Join the Snap Lens Lab @ Otis College of Art and Design this summer to imagine new realities, hone your skills, and bring your ideas to life!

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All Otis College alumni are invited to join us for our inaugural Welcome Back Alumni Happy Hour during O-Launch Exhibition Weekend on Saturday, May 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to reconnect with peers, enjoy refreshments, and experience the work of the class of 2024. RSVP: bit.ly/AlumniHappyHour24

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Congratulations to the Otis College second-year MFA Fine Arts candidates who presented solo shows in the Bolsky Gallery on campus in March: Vita Kari and Trevor Coopersmith. Visit otis.edu/events for more upcoming thesis show dates and receptions where you can meet the artists.

Ramon Tejada | Vilcek Prize in Design 04/16/2024

Otis College MFA alumnus Ramon Tejada received the Vilcek Prize in Design for his leadership and commitment to accessibility and decolonization in design practices, and for his pedagogical approach that centers collaboration, inclusion, and radical innovation.

Ramon Tejada | Vilcek Prize in Design Ramon Tejada receives the Vilcek Prize in Design for his leadership and commitment to accessibility and decolonization in design practices, and for his pedag...

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Join students, faculty, staff, and friends for O-Launch 2024 Exhibition Weekend. Enjoy two days of on-campus programs showcasing the future of art and design through the work of Otis College’s graduating students! Open to the public. RSVP: bit.ly/OLAUNCH24

Judithe Hernández | Beyond Myself, Somewhere, I Wait for My Arrival @ The Cheech Marin Center for Art & Culture 04/15/2024

A major retrospective of the work of Judithe Hernández, this exhibition spans the 50-year career of the influential Chicana artist and Otis College of Art and Design alumna. On view through August 4 at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum.

Judithe Hernández | Beyond Myself, Somewhere, I Wait for My Arrival @ The Cheech Marin Center for Art & Culture Judithe Hernández | Beyond Myself, Somewhere, I Wait for My Arrival, spans over 40 years of this groundbreaking artist’s career. It is the first major retrospective of her work, which centers the realities and mythologies of Mexican migrant women, exploring the violent legacies of colonization an...

Otis College Extension | Otis College 04/12/2024

Summer Extension classes and certificates are now open for enrollment. Register now to receive a 10% discount off most courses. Visit otis.edu/extension to explore our certificate and course options today!

Otis College Extension | Otis College Otis College of Art & Design Extension provides an opportunity for non-degree education in the arts for adults and youth, offered all year round.

On-Campus Housing Gives High School Students a Taste of College Life During Summer of Art 04/11/2024

For high schoolers who are considering a career in art and design, or who just want to explore their artistic side, Summer of Art is a great opportunity to develop technique, acquire new skills and tools, and learn directly from working artists and designers.

On-Campus Housing Gives High School Students a Taste of College Life During Summer of Art Otis College Summer of Art students who stay on-campus get a fully immersive pre-college experience.

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Fashion Designer Mike Amiri on Mentoring Otis College Students 04/08/2024

The renowned L.A.-based designer behind one of California’s foremost luxury brands, Mike Amiri is the latest in a long line of illustrious Fashion Design mentors at Otis College.

Fashion Designer Mike Amiri on Mentoring Otis College Students Fashion designer Mike Amiri visits Otis College Fashion Design students as part of mentorship project.

04/08/2024

Summer is the best season at Otis College. Make it memorable for your creative child or teen by registering for one of our upcoming pre-college or youth programs. Our Summer of Art and Summer Youth Camps encourage creative exploration, develop the principles of art and design, and boost artistic self-expression. Visit otis.edu/discover-summer to learn more.

Faculty Member Scott Zaragoza on His Creative Journey at Otis College 04/05/2024

Faculty Member Scott Zaragoza is a photo-realist artist exploring various wet and dry media, including oil, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, and oil pastel. His work has been exhibited in a solo show at the Salon Gallery in London and in group shows abroad and locally, including George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.

Faculty Member Scott Zaragoza on His Creative Journey at Otis College Interview with artist Scott Zaragoza about teaching at Otis College.

Unleash Your Child’s Creativity at Otis College’s Summer Youth Camps 04/03/2024

Whether your child is a future art star or has had minimal exposure to art and design, they’ll find their creative niche at Otis College’s Summer Youth Camp program. The wide range of offerings include drawing, painting, motion graphics, graphic design, fashion design, and much more for children ages 5 to 14!

Unleash Your Child’s Creativity at Otis College’s Summer Youth Camps Summer Youth Camps at Otis College are for children of all creative abilities.

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Congratulations to the Otis College second-year MFA Fine Arts candidates who presented solo shows in the Bolsky Gallery on campus in February: Xixi Edelsbrunner (), Tiffanie Peters (), and Joaquin Stacey-Calle ()! Visit otis.edu/events for more upcoming thesis show dates and receptions with where you can meet the artists!

Jocelyn Hobbie: Beauties - Jessica Silverman, San Francisco 03/28/2024

Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Jocelyn Hobbie: Beauties, the Otis College alumna’s first solo show in San Francisco, on view through April 20.

Jocelyn Hobbie: Beauties - Jessica Silverman, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 20, 2023) –  Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Jocelyn Hobbie: Beauties, the artist’s first solo show

03/25/2024

Download the full Otis College study on the Creative Economy to read topical research on the state of L.A.'s film and television industry. Visit otis.edu/creative-economy.

03/22/2024

Otis College of Art and Design alumnus Rick Owens, the cult designer known for his drop-crotch pants and platform boots, shares his self care secrets.

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Anna Heringer: Environmental Design 2024 Donghia Designer-in-Residence 03/21/2024

Join us for the 2024 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture with Anna Heringer!🌟 RSVP today. Open to all.

Date: Thursday, March 28
Location: the Forum, on campus
Catered Reception: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Anna Heringer is an architect and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development.

Anna Heringer: Environmental Design 2024 Donghia Designer-in-Residence Join Otis College Environmental Design and Anna Heringer, Donghia Designer-in-Residence, for a special lecture and reception on 3/28/2024

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Otis College’s Women in Animation Club visited The Academy Museum and attended a viewing of the 2024 Oscar-nominated animated short films. 🎥 🍿

L.A. Woman 2024: Gen X Idol Kim Gordon Rocks On 03/21/2024

Otis College of Art and Design alumna and founding member of seminal ’90s band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon sees herself as a “visual artist who makes music.”

L.A. Woman 2024: Gen X Idol Kim Gordon Rocks On The indie-music icon is still making art after four decades, and she's only gotten cooler with time.

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1918-2018: 100 Years of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design was established in September of 1918 as Los Angeles' first professional school of the arts.

Since then, the college has moved from MacArthur Park to the cozy beaches of Westchester, and we've seen our visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more.

Otis College ranked #4 on Money Magazine’s Best Value-Added Colleges and was acknowledged as one of the Top 10 Most Diverse colleges and universities in the nation by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

But for us, the best is yet to come. Here’s to the next 100 years.

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