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Otis College of Art and Design (Otis Art Institute)

9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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Otis College of Art and Design, located in Los Angeles, CA, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training and education in the fields of art and design. Otis Art Institute has more than ten different programs available to students, and it awards degrees up to a Master's degree. Listed below are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

  • Film, Video and Photographic Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Fine Studio Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Design and Applied Arts

Student and special services are available at Otis Art Institute, giving personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. Otis College of Art and Design has a yearly graduation rate of 52%, and a loan default rate of near 8%.

This school has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities having first received its accreditation from that agency in 1956. Please visit otis.edu for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

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Programs Offered

Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Film, Video and Photographic Arts (B)
  • Fashion Design (B)
  • Design and Visual Communications (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B, M)
  • Industrial Design (B)
  • Design and Applied Arts (B)
  • Graphic Design (B, M)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (M)


  • Environmental Design, Architecture (B)

English Language and Literature

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at Otis Art Institute is $33,400. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $60 is required from all applicants. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (310) 665-6880. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $36,000-$44,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,200 to $1,500 per credit hour
  • Required fees for full-time students: $2,000

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $41,000 per year for graduate students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $2,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$13,600
Receiving Student Loans65%$7,093

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.