Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art and Design


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Recent Reviews

Raymond
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Otis College of Art and Design is a good school for those who are wishing to simply learn art theory and histo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Otis College of Art and Design is a good school for those who are wishing to simply learn art theory and history. However, if you wanted to go to this school to hone your craft as an artist, I would highly recommend you be prepared for just how much extra work that they pile onto you. They overload the typical student with classes such as math and Creative Action Integrated Learning, which are simply there to give academic credits and not help you grow as an artist aspiring to make it in the industry.

Alana
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I think it’s a great school although it wasn’t my first choice I’m glad I ended up there. I love the class sizes because they...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it’s a great school although it wasn’t my first choice I’m glad I ended up there. I love the class sizes because they’re very small and I like how small the campus is as well. It allows me to get a more personal and hands on approach to doing what I love.

Alyson
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Otis is an amazing art school and easily one of the top 3 schools for fashion design but I do wish that with the fashion prog...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Otis is an amazing art school and easily one of the top 3 schools for fashion design but I do wish that with the fashion program that they focused a bit more on digital design and skills. I also wish that they taught us about sustainable practices.

Richard
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It is a great school! All the people there are helpful and kind. The teacher truly care are there for you every step of the w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school! All the people there are helpful and kind. The teacher truly care are there for you every step of the way. The classes I take are engaging and meaningful. My fellow classmates are there to help and the food is great. I haven't regretted my decision yet

Alessa
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If you want to go to an overpriced school where staff and administration hate their jobs so much that they’re only setting is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you want to go to an overpriced school where staff and administration hate their jobs so much that they’re only setting is a**hole then come to Otis! We have overpriced materials and rude staff members, and although we’re celebrating 100 years it still feels like they’re just getting the hang of it. Come visit we’d love to show you our cluttered classrooms and tell you all the people we can get you jobs with.

Nina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college is a great option for artistic individuals because it offers opportunities to students not offered else where. It...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college is a great option for artistic individuals because it offers opportunities to students not offered else where. Its a great place to build long lasting friendships with other creative individuals. The facilities have equipment for students to use while on campus and the college offers other resources to students.

Iris
What is your overall opinion of this school?

They've got an amazing facility. I love that I have access to several studios and can work in various mediums outside of clas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They've got an amazing facility. I love that I have access to several studios and can work in various mediums outside of class. I am also a huge fan of their food. They are very good at providing vegetarian and vegan options at a relatively low price compared to Trader Joe's or Whole foods. Its a very quiet and clean campus.

Sasha
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My first year at Otis back in 2016 was soul crushing. After initially gaining a group of friends, eventually they started inv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first year at Otis back in 2016 was soul crushing. After initially gaining a group of friends, eventually they started inviting me to less things and hanging out with each other and leaving me out. I remember having to grocery shop, and even thought it's not safe to really go alone, even during the day, I had to because no one else was willing to shop with me. I was so lonely, and every time I went outside I was alone and scared. I thought, "Ok, I'll just focus on classes" but the problem is that the learning was very hands off. It felt like the teachers just gave us the tool, gave a basic overview, and then told us to figure it out on their own. I had a teacher who literally wouldn't answer my questions after I asked 3 times. One time I was trying to get her to help me and she literally said "As I'm sure you know, my job is very hard, I'm not used to teaching freshmen, only seniors" Ok, get a new job. It's not my fault that you don't know what you're doing. Don't make it the problem of the freshmen who are drowning in debt to learn here, only for you to expect them to figure everything out on their own. She wouldn't even let me ask for help from the other students. So, my friends were ditching me, I wasn't learning anything, and I was going deep into debt. I dropped out in October and have basically been afraid of college until now. I don't know what the problem with the teachers were, it's not like they don't make money, I looked it up and on average Otis instructors' lowest paid salary is $48 per hour, so I don't know why they had such a hands off approach to teaching. Hopefully Paradise Valley Community College has better teachers where I'll ACTUALLY get my money's worth. I hate Otis, only go here if you're already talented and industry ready as a freshman, that's the only way you'll succeed.

Zannia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the school itself is charming and full of life. Despite how small it is there’s a great sense of community, to which ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall the school itself is charming and full of life. Despite how small it is there’s a great sense of community, to which the students are able to do as they please and most facilities are open 24/7 if need be. The true flaw comes in the professors that the school takes in; they’re industry professionals, but they don’t know how to teach a class most of the time, no matter how long they’ve been there. I wish that was better, but they do have great tips on how to be in the industry and everyone is driven to make their dreams come true.

Reimi
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I think that Otis is a really good school if you want to learn the technical aspects of each major. The first year is also ve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Otis is a really good school if you want to learn the technical aspects of each major. The first year is also very focused on the traditional aspect of the arts and there is little room for personal expression im class, from what I have experienced. But they are really good at teaching the foundations of art.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 1,023
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,020
  • Acceptance rate
  • 93%

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