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Personal Statement V1

As a graphic designer, my first and foremost responsibility is to successfully, visually communicate an idea. My personal goal as a designer is not to only focus on my specialty as a graphic designer, but also become a diverse and well-rounded maker that is knowledgeable in multi-disciplinary practice. My role is to be a problem solver that will adapt with our ever-changing world, which means constantly stepping out of my comfort zone and experimenting with situations that may or may not be comfortable. Therefore, my work should not be a one hit wonder, but one that will be agile to changes and last the test of time.

I strive to be a well-rounded and open-minded person. As optimistic I try to be, I will never be able to find the light in a person that refuses to open their minds to try new things in our amazing world. When we are open to new things, we allow ourselves to experience new opportunities that maybe we would never come across. Seeing from different points of views could give us an insight into our work as designers. I do believe that my fight for being open-minded does cross my practice. As a designer, I think it is important we must keep our canvas clear for we will have to work with clients in the end who may not have the same belief system – and with that, we should not be quick to judge but to try to find something we’re interested in, with their beliefs. 

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Otis College of Art and Design

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Otis College of Art and Design’s 2023-24 Essay Prompts

Common app personal essay.

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

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  • Testing requirements, including SAT and ACT requirements
  • Application requirements

In this guide we'll cover what you need to get into Otis College of Art and Design and build a strong application.

School location: Los Angeles, CA

Admissions Rate: 79.5%

If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.

The acceptance rate at Otis College of Art and Design is 79.5% . For every 100 applicants, 80 are admitted.

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This means the school is lightly selective . The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don't meet Otis College of Art and Design's requirements, you'll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.

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Otis College of Art and Design GPA Requirements

Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.

The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.

Average GPA: 3.26

The average GPA at Otis College of Art and Design is 3.26 .

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.26, Otis College of Art and Design accepts below-average students . It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. It'd be best to avoid C's and D's, since application readers might doubt whether you can handle the stress of college academics.

If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.26, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate . This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.

SAT and ACT Requirements

Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Only a few schools require the SAT or ACT, but many consider your scores if you choose to submit them.

Otis College of Art and Design hasn't explicitly named a policy on SAT/ACT requirements, but because it's published average SAT or ACT scores (we'll cover this next), it's likely test flexible. Typically, these schools say, "if you feel your SAT or ACT score represents you well as a student, submit them. Otherwise, don't."

Despite this policy, the truth is that most students still take the SAT or ACT, and most applicants to Otis College of Art and Design will submit their scores. If you don't submit scores, you'll have one fewer dimension to show that you're worthy of being admitted, compared to other students. We therefore recommend that you consider taking the SAT or ACT, and doing well.

Otis College of Art and Design SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.

Average SAT: 1090

The average SAT score composite at Otis College of Art and Design is a 1090 on the 1600 SAT scale.

This score makes Otis College of Art and Design Competitive for SAT test scores.

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Otis College of Art and Design SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile SAT score is 960, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1210. In other words, a 960 on the SAT places you below average, while a 1210 will move you up to above average .

Here's the breakdown of SAT scores by section:

480610
480600
9601210

SAT Score Choice Policy

The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.

Otis College of Art and Design has the Score Choice policy of "Highest Section."

This is also known as "superscoring." This means that you can choose which SAT tests you want to send to the school. Of all the scores they receive, your application readers will consider your highest section scores across all SAT test dates you submit .

Click below to learn more about how superscoring critically affects your test strategy.

For example, say you submit the following 3 test scores:

Section R+W Math Composite
700 300 1000
300 700 1000
300 300 600
700 700 1400

Even though the highest total you scored on any one test date was 1000, Otis College of Art and Design will take your highest section score from all your test dates, then combine them to form your Superscore. You can raise your composite score from 1000 to 1400 in this example.

This is important for your testing strategy. Because you can choose which tests to send in, and Otis College of Art and Design forms your Superscore, you can take the SAT as many times as you want, then submit only the tests that give you the highest Superscore. Your application readers will only see that one score.

Therefore, if your SAT superscore is currently below a 960, we strongly recommend that you consider prepping for the SAT and retaking it . You have a very good chance of raising your score, which will significantly boost your chances of getting in.

Even better, because of the Superscore, you can focus all your energy on a single section at a time. If your Reading score is lower than your other sections, prep only for the Reading section, then take the SAT. Then focus on Math for the next test, and so on. This will give you the highest Superscore possible.

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Otis College of Art and Design ACT Requirements

Just like for the SAT, Otis College of Art and Design likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.

Average ACT: 22

The average ACT score at Otis College of Art and Design is 22. This score makes Otis College of Art and Design Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.

The 25th percentile ACT score is 18, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 25.

Even though Otis College of Art and Design likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 18 or below, you'll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.

ACT Score Sending Policy

If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.

Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.

This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 18 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.

ACT Superscore Policy

By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.

We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Otis College of Art and Design, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 18.

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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Currently, only the ACT has an optional essay section that all students can take. The SAT used to also have an optional Essay section, but since June 2021, this has been discontinued unless you are taking the test as part of school-day testing in a few states. Because of this, no school requires the SAT Essay or ACT Writing section, but some schools do recommend certain students submit their results if they have them.

Otis College of Art and Design considers the SAT Essay/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.

Final Admissions Verdict

Because this school is lightly selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don't fall well below average . Aim for a 960 SAT or a 18 ACT or higher, and you'll almost certainly get an offer of admission. As long as you meet the rest of the application requirements below, you'll be a shoo-in.

But if you score below our recommended target score, you may be one of the very few unlucky people to get rejected.

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Application Requirements

Every school requires an application with the bare essentials - high school transcript and GPA, application form, and other core information. Many schools, as explained above, also require SAT and ACT scores, as well as letters of recommendation, application essays, and interviews. We'll cover the exact requirements of Otis College of Art and Design here.

Application Requirements Overview

  • Common Application Not accepted
  • Electronic Application Available
  • Essay or Personal Statement Required for all freshmen
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview Not required
  • Application Fee $50
  • Fee Waiver Available? Available
  • Other Notes Portfolio required for freshmen

Testing Requirements

  • SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
  • SAT Essay or ACT Writing Optional
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • Scores Due in Office None

Coursework Requirements

  • Subject Required Years
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies 1

Deadlines and Early Admissions

  • Offered? Deadline Notification
  • Yes Rolling December 1
  • Yes December 1 December 18

Admissions Office Information

  • Address: 9045 Los Angeles, CA 90045-9785
  • Phone: (310) 668-6800
  • Fax: (310) 665-6805
  • Email: [email protected]

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If you're interested in Otis College of Art and Design, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Otis College of Art and Design.

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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than Otis College of Art and Design. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Tuscaloosa, AL 1225 26
Fort Collins, CO 1178 26
Athens, OH 1174 25
Denton, TX 1160 23
Arlington, TX 1160 23
Long Beach, CA 1145 23
Fort Myers, FL 1135 29

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Otis College of Art and Design, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Conway, SC 1110 23
Greenville, NC 1105 22
Tallahassee, FL 1105 21
Lawrenceville, NJ 1100 23
Greensboro, NC 1097 25
San Marcos, TX 1080 23
Merced, CA 1080 20

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Otis College of Art and Design, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Otis College of Art and Design is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
El Paso, TX 1040 20
Sacramento, CA 1035 19
Northridge, CA 1030 19
Kingsville, TX 1030 20
Fresno, CA 1010 19
Hayward, CA 992 19
Union, NJ 990 20

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A personal statement can be a key part of your college application, and you can really make yours shine by following a few tips.

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When you're applying to college—either to an undergraduate or graduate program—you may be asked to submit a personal statement. It's an essay that gives you the chance to share more about who you are and why you'd like to attend the university you're applying to.  

The information you provide in your personal statement can help build on your other application materials, like your transcripts and letters of recommendation, and build a more cohesive picture to help the admissions committee understand your goals.

In this article, we'll go over more about personal statements, including why they're important, what to include in one, and tips for strengthening yours.

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement—sometimes known as a college essay —is a brief written essay you submit with other materials when applying to college or university. Personal statements tend to be most common for undergraduate applications, and they're a great opportunity for an admissions committee to hear your voice directly.

Many colleges and universities in the US, especially those using Common App , provide prompts for you to use. For example, "Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea" or "Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time" [ 1 ]. If the school you're interested in attending doesn't require prompts, you will likely want to craft a response that touches on your story, your values, and your goals if possible.

In grad school, personal statements are sometimes known as letters of intent , and go into more detail about your academic and professional background, while expressing interest in attending the particular program you're applying to.

Why is a personal statement important?

Personal statements are important for a number of reasons. Whereas other materials you submit in an application can address your academic abilities (like your transcripts) or how you perform as a student (like your letters of recommendation), a personal statement is a chance to do exactly that: get more personal.

Personal statements typically:

Permit you to share things that don't fit on your resume, such as personal stories, motivations, and values

Offer schools a chance to see why you're interested in a particular field of study and what you hope to accomplish after you graduate 

Provide an opportunity for you to talk about past employment, volunteer experiences, or skills you have that complement your studies 

Allow colleges to evaluate your writing skills 

Bring life to a college application package otherwise filled with facts and figures 

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How to write a personal statement.

As we mentioned earlier, you may have to respond to a prompt when drafting your personal statement—or a college or university may invite you to respond however you'd like. In either case, use the steps below to begin building your response.

Create a solid hook .

To capture the attention of an admissions committee member, start your personal statement with a hook that relates to the topic of your essay. A hook tends to be a colorful sentence or two at the very beginning that compels the reader to continue reading.

To create a captivating hook, try one of these methods:

Pose a rhetorical question. 

Provide an interesting statistic. 

Insert a quote from a well-known person.

Challenge the reader with a common misconception. 

Use an anecdote, which is a short story that can be true or imaginary. 

Credibility is crucial when writing a personal statement as part of your college application process. If you choose a statistic, quote, or misconception for your hook, make sure it comes from a reliable source.

Follow a narrative.

The best personal statements typically read like a story: they have a common theme, as well as a beginning, middle, and end. This type of format also helps keep your thoughts organized and improves the flow of your essay.

Common themes to consider for your personal statement include:

Special role models from your past

Life-altering events you've experienced

Unusual challenges you've faced

Accomplishments you're especially proud of

Service to others and why you enjoy it

What you've learned from traveling to a particular place

Unique ways you stand out from other candidates

Be specific.

Admissions committees read thousands of personal statements every year, which is why being specific on yours is important. Back up your statements with examples or anecdotes.

For instance, avoid vague assertions like, "I'm interested in your school counseling program because I care about children." Instead, point out experiences you've had with children that emphasize how much you care. For instance, you might mention your summer job as a day camp counselor or your volunteer experience mentoring younger children.

Don't forget to include detail and vibrancy to keep your statement interesting. The use of detail shows how your unique voice and experiences can add value to the college or university you're applying to.

Stay on topic.

It's natural to want to impress the members of the admissions committee who will read your personal statement. The best way to do this is to lead your readers through a cohesive, informative, and descriptive essay.

If you feel you might be going astray, ensure each paragraph in your essay's body supports your introduction. Here are a few more strategies that can help keep you on track:

Know what you want to say and do research if needed. 

Create an outline listing the key points you want to share.

Read your outline aloud to confirm it makes logical sense before proceeding. 

Read your essay aloud while you're writing to confirm you're staying on topic.

Ask a trusted friend or family member to read your essay and make suggestions.

Be true to your own voice.

Because of the importance of your personal statement, you could be tempted to be very formal with structure and language. However, using a more relaxed tone is better than you would for a classroom writing assignment. 

Remember: admissions committees really want to hear from you . Writing in your own voice will help accomplish this. To ensure your tone isn't too relaxed, write your statement as if you were speaking to an older relative or trusted teacher. This way, you'll come across as respectful, confident, and honest.

Tips for drafting an effective personal statement.

Now that you've learned a little about personal statements and how to craft them, here are a few more tips you can follow to strengthen your essay:

1. Customize your statement.

You don't have to completely rewrite your personal statement every time you apply to a new college, but you want to make sure you tailor it as much as possible. For instance, if you talk about wanting to take a certain class or study a certain subject, make sure you adjust any specifics for each application.

2. Avoid cliches.

Admissions committees are ultimately looking for students who will fit the school, and who the school can help guide toward their larger goals. In that case, cliches can get in the way of a reviewer understanding what it is you want from a college education. Watch out for cliches like "making a difference," "broadening my horizons," or "the best thing that ever happened to me."

3. Stay focused.

Try to avoid getting off-track or including tangents in your personal statement. Stay focused by writing a first draft and then re-reading what you've written. Does every paragraph flow from one point to the next? Are the ideas you're presenting cohesive?

4. Stick to topics that aren't controversial.

It's best not to discuss political beliefs or inappropriate topics in your essay. These can be controversial; ideally, you want to share something goals- or values-driven with an admissions committee.

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Game and entertainment art personal statement example.

“What's this?” Mushrooms. “What's this?” Beans. “What's this?” Corn. The answers started getting more and more exasperated.

As a kid, I grew up as a “Whats this?” child. Bombarding question left and right, eager to know, to explore. It was without a doubt that when I grew up and learnt that my love for art had a subject that fit perfectly with my spontaneous, overly curious self that I would’ve chosen Game and Entertainment Design to be my major.

Creating was the path that fed that unhinged curiosity in me. The real world got me bored quick, so instead, I turned to fantasy. Books such as Percy Jackson, Art of Dead Space, Art of Bioshock, and the Marvel movies were huge inspirations. It was an immediate addiction. It appealed to me in a sort of taboo desire where I dreamed to live in fantasy. I developed into a ‘what if’ person. What if I could live in this world? And if I could, what would the creatures look like? The people? The technology? The society? That was the catalyst for the beginning of my art career.

It would be more than easy to say that the hunger of inspiration fueled my art till today, but I’m not here to lie. From the days I scribbled on the drywall of the house to illustrating on digital tablet, my journey with entertainment design took everything I had.

Growing up in Malaysia as an art major meant that you were always going to be treated second grade. Art was seen as an ‘easy way out’. From a young age, I had to prove that my integrity for scribbling on walls was more than just a fleeting dream.

Year 11, and I took every opportunity I could.

I was Head of Art in class for the class decoration competition, Assistant Head in the green house sports day art committee, the co-director and script-writer of the inter-class drama competition and most importantly, a student trying to comprehend IGCSE Art. Leadership came as I had to direct a class of 29 people to find the fun of pasting cardboard decorations all around the class.

Involving everyone was tough, but as a leader, I found that each person was more than willing to contribute. You just had to take the time to understand them. Tolerance was another. As the assistant head for green house, I came up with the variety of ideas. But, I had to learn that some ideas just aren’t good and that taking criticism is one of the most helpful things you can receive. Team work came in the form of the class drama. Working as the director, script writer and actor meant that I had a part helping everyone understand the story but at the same time, worked with everyone else’s ideas.

Most importantly, I learnt time management. IGCSE art was strict with deadlines. At this point, my art had mostly gone from sketching to simple illustrations but never exam worthy. As well as making myself do a piece a day, I pushed my curiosity to its limits and twisted the exam questions around to fuel my fantasy. I used my curiosity to try new things from splashing ink to throwing bleach on a charcoal piece. My motivation sky rocketed. I began to learn about the importance of colour theory, pre-sketching, perception and depth.

With all the new foundations I’d learnt, my improvement in art took on a form of itself. My own style.

Finally, I’d proven myself. We won double awards for our class decoration, best creativity for the play, accomplished art for sports day, and most importantly, I managed to obtain Top in Malaysia for my IGCSE art. Today, my art has become me. My love for fantasy has conjoined with character creation, environmental concept, and world/story building. Taking history and literature as my secondary majors have brought a whole new aspect of it to my work. But I realize I still have more to go.

When I found OTIS’s game and entertainment design program, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. That curiosity in me is vying to learn more from 3D design to CGI effects to further engage my ideas. As someone who hasn’t been surrounded by many art people, I feel like university is the best place to do that. I want to learn from others, see more ideas, share our interests, work together, everything that I had missed out. By moving overseas, I also want to push myself to become more independent. I am aware of the demands that an art career will have but I crave the challenge. And to me, that’s how I want to live.

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First draft! This is'nt for UCAS but it is for OTIS College of Art And Design who requested: "In 500-800 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design at OTIS college"

I wanted to make it as personal as I could with my growth and reflections. I am a little worried if I didn't concentrate on my major enough or if I was too personal, so any feedback is appreciated! Let me know if there's any spelling/grammatical mistakes too.Thank you!

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Otis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Los Angeles, California. Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis was founded in 1918. The college enrolls around 1,312 students per year, including 1,268 undergrads.

Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis. Around 80% of applicants get into Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis each year. In 2022, 2,184 out of 2,746 total applicants were accepted.

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Should You Apply to Otis Summer of Art: Pros and Cons

Having an interest in art during your high school career can create ample opportunities for you to access creativity and expression. For some, developing one’s skills can be daunting as graduation creeps around the corner.

If you are a high school student interested in cultivating your artistic skills in a college environment but unsure of what space to enter, one option is the Otis Summer of Art program .

This article will explore whether this program is the right fit for you, highlighting the pros and cons of the overall experience. Read more below to determine whether you’d like to apply!

What is the Otis Summer of Art Program?

The Summer of Art at Otis College of Art and Design offers a concentrated college immersion opportunity crafted for emerging creatives who are in high school looking to enhance their skills and gain real-world skills . During this program, students can enhance their skills while delving into specialized art and design forms. This summer experience is catered for young artists aiming to refine their skills or receive an introduction to art and creativity as an occupational path.

Who is eligible?

For the Summer of Art, anyone above the age of 14.5 years is eligible to apply.

International students are welcome to apply with an international student or visiting international student program option that spans a 5-day, 3-day, or 2-day program.

Eligibility for international students requires a separate international student application and documentation, visa eligibility, and English language proficiency. Proof from one of the following language competency scores is accepted.

TOEFL with a 79 or above

Pearson Test of English with a 58 or above

IELTS with a band score of 6.5 or above

Duolingo English Test with a 105 or above

Is Otis Summer of Art prestigious?

While there are college immersion programs that vary in their competitiveness, they all share the common goal of offering a tailored experience for high school students to broaden their knowledge . The Otis Summer of Art program, a paid initiative, strives to make educational resources and courses at Otis College accessible to all students . Consequently, despite not being positioned as an exclusive or highly competitive summer opportunity, it remains a program that prioritizes enrichment .

What will I learn in the program?

The Otis Summer of Art program offers a wide range of Specializations , including 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Character Development and Design, Concept Art, Environmental Design, Fashion Design, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking & Urban Art, Product and Toy Design, Sculpture, and Storytelling and Animatics. Additionally, they provide Drawing Studios , which include Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Life Drawing, and Drawing from the Costumed Model.

Among these courses , you can choose either one 3-day specialization or one 2-day Drawing Studio . Enrolling in the 5-day program allows you to select one specialization and one drawing studio .

An example of the 5-day program can look like this

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Important Note: If you plan to enroll in the full 5-day program, please ensure that you choose the appropriate Drawing Studio based on your Specialization. For instance, if you intend to enroll in the 2D Animation Specialization, which takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, make sure to register for a Drawing Studio scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

One of the benefits of this college-immersion program is the ability to take college-level courses with well-known instructors in their respective fields. Some of these courses include demonstrations, hands-on learning techniques, lectures, and the standard technique courses in one specialization or the option of a drawing studio. Learn more about these courses here !

What are the application requirements?

Applications go live around January of the given year that the summer program will take place and will be available online. An outline of the application schedule is regularly updated on the site , where information on housing applications, tuition balance, and enrollment can be found.

The Summer of Art Program does not require GPA, transcripts, or letters of recommendation from applicants, so the application is easily accessible and ready to fill out.

How does housing work?

Similar to a college immersion experience, applicants will be required to fill out a housing application and be assigned on-campus dorms with access to dorm amenities that a traditional undergraduate student would have. Find more information on the housing application on the program’s website !

How much do I need to pay to participate?

The Summer of Art program offers several options with specific prices:

1.) Full 5-Day, Weekly Program :

Tuition Fee: $4,400

Early Enrollment Tuition Fee (by April 28th): $4,200

Includes three college credits

Housing is available for an additional cost

Art supplies estimated at $200-$400 per course

2.) 3-Day, Weekly Program :

Tuition Fee: $2,650

Early Enrollment Tuition Fee (by April 28th): $2,550

Includes two college credits

No mention of housing availability

3.) 2-Day, Weekly Program :

Tuition Fee: $1,750

Early Enrollment Tuition Fee (by April 28th): $1,650

Includes one college credit

In addition to the tuition fees, there is a non-refundable $200 deposit per course included in the tuition. Students can access the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) for acute health issues.

Art supplies are estimated to cost between $200 and $400 per course , and students will receive supply lists via email. Graphaids, the on-campus art store, offers preferred prices for supply kits for many courses, but books and items not available at Graphaids must be purchased separately.

Early enrollment discounts are applicable if registration is completed by April 28th , and tuition balances must be paid by May 26th to secure enrollment. Overdue accounts may be referred to a collection agency, incurring additional costs.

What kinds of scholarships are offered?

Because the Summer of Art program is a paid college-immersion experience, the program offers a variety of scholarship awards for students who may need financial support to attend. Scholarships are offered to cover the entire tuition of the 5-day program. These are awarded based on financial need, student portfolio, personal statement, and academic achievement. This scholarship does not generally include expenses such as supplies, transportation, housing, or meals. In recent years, the program introduced scholarships specifically for students who identify as members of underrepresented communities , which can be found here .

Scholarship Requirements

Completed Application

Unofficial transcripts

Personal statement (300-500 words)

10 piece portfolio

5 observational drawings

5 pieces of personal choice

Pros of the Otis Summer of Art Program

This program offers skill enhancement in a college environment: The program provides a focused college immersion experience for high school students looking to develop their artistic skills in a collegiate setting. This can offer a taste of what it's like to study art at the college level.

You will engage in diverse course offerings: Participants can take advantage of a variety of college-level courses taught by experienced instructors in different artistic disciplines. This exposure to different techniques and styles can broaden students' artistic horizons. The added benefit of the Otis Summer of Art Program is the access to award-winning instructors who are practicing professionals. Some examples of the 2022 instructor include Beverly Bledsoe , an artist from Southern California who holds an MFA in Printmaking and a BFA in Printmaking and Sculpture, her work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States. Amy Bond , who is a fashion designer with a BFA in Fashion Design and an MFA in Fashion Design. She has been teaching fashion since 2002 and appeared on Project Runway Season 16, and she currently serves as the Supervising Producer for the Next in Fashion series on NETFLIX. You can find more about the yearly faculty on their instructor bios page !

The program is accessible to all students: The program's application process is straightforward and doesn't require GPA, transcripts, or letters of recommendation. This makes it easier for interested students to apply and participate.

You can apply for financial support through scholarships: The program offers scholarships that can potentially cover the entire tuition of the 5-day program. These scholarships are based on financial need, portfolio quality, personal statement, and academic achievement. The inclusion of scholarships for underrepresented communities is an inclusive step.

Experience on-campus housing at Otis College: Participants have the opportunity to experience living on campus in dorms, giving them a taste of the college lifestyle and fostering a sense of independence. Housing on campus gives students the benefit of experiencing weekend field trips with their cohort around the area, resident assistant events, free Wi-Fi, and peer-to-peer connections.

Cons of the Otis Summer of Art Program:

Cost: While scholarships are available, the overall cost, including room and board, can be significant at $2,800. This might deter some students who are unable to secure financial aid. While scholarships cover tuition, they generally don't include other essential expenses like supplies, transportation, housing, and meals. This might lead to unexpected costs for participants.

Focus on Full Program: The emphasis on registering for the full 5-day program might be challenging for students with time constraints or those who are interested in specific courses but can't commit to the entire duration.

Non-Competitive Nature: While being accessible is a plus, the program's lack of competitiveness might raise questions about the rigor and selectivity of the experience. For students looking for an introductory experience, this program functions as an experiential and developmental summer immersion program, but its aid in boosting a competitive profile for already artistic-focused students may not offer rigor in resume building.

Otis Summer of Art - Should You Do It?

The Otis Summer of Art program is an option for high school students interested in exploring and enhancing their artistic skills. Through the college environment, diverse course offerings, and an accessible application process, the program relays a great opportunity for artistic minds to grow their skills.

You should note that if you already have a portfolio and are looking to participate in competitive events that award scholarships and fellowships, you can consider YoungArts or Davidson Fellows , both of which we have covered in detail. Otis Summer of Art is priced quite steeply for a five-day program, but if you are looking for an immersion program that can help you build a portfolio before you apply for college, it is a decent option. If you are looking to conduct research in art history or related fields, you may want to consider independent research programs or internships at museums!

Additionally, you can also work on independent research in AI, through Veritas AI's Fellowship Program!

Veritas AI focuses on providing high school students who are passionate about the field of AI a suitable environment to explore their interests. The programs include collaborative learning, project development, and 1-on-1 mentorship.  

The   AI Fellowship  program will have students pursue their own independent AI research project. Students work on their own individual research projects over a period of 12-15 weeks and can opt to combine AI with any other field of interest. In the past, students have worked on research papers in the field of AI & medicine, AI & finance, AI & environmental science, art, AI & education, and more! You can find examples of previous projects   here . 

One other option – Lumiere Research Scholar Program

If you are passionate about research in art history and culture, you could also consider applying to the Lumiere Research Scholar Program , a selective online high school program for students I founded with researchers at Harvard and Oxford. Last year, we had over 4000 students apply for 500 spots in the program! You can find the application form here.

Tenzing Dolma is a Masters student specializing in research following the Nechung Oracle and the historical, religious, and cognitive approaches to its presence. She has a bachelors in Neuroscience from Loyola University Chicago and is currently completing her graduate studies at Columbia University. She hopes to help students find their passions through access to programs and organizations the same way she found hers!

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Chairs, Assistant Chairs, Academic Directors, Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty are welcome to propose and lead Travel Study Courses. 

Faculty / Departmental Requirements – Travel Study Courses

In planning, proposing, and implementing Travel Study courses, lead faculty members and the collaborating departments/programs will:

Hold a meeting first week of Spring semester to instruct and ensure students registered for the course have created a Travel Study account and populated with F-1 Visa & Permanent Resident Information (if required), Medical Self-assessment and Personal Wellness plan, Passport information, Tourist Visa Information (if required), agree to Standards of Behavior, sign Travel Study Agreement form, and read and agreed to Waiver of Liability as a requirement to participate in and pass the course (satisfy all pre-decision and post-decision materials and questionnaire info). These are to be thought of as any other required course materials. the Travel and External Study Coordinator will assist with messaging and instructions during initial meeting.

Instruct students to properly register with ETA/associated Program Provider for the course at the onset of the semester. This should take place during initial meeting the first week of Spring semester.

Provide preliminary orientation information at one of the course’s required pre-departure course meetings. This will be reinforced and covered at length at the pre-departure orientation hosted by the Travel and External Study Coordinator.

Follow up with students to ensure they have properly obtained passports (if not in possession of one prior to course), properly filed out tourist visa paperwork (if required for destination), and properly upload scan of documentation to their travel account.

Notify and verify that all students get a free medical exam with Dr. Julie Spencer in Health and Wellness Center no later than 30 days prior to departure as a requirement to participate in and pass the course.

Collect personal statements within student travel account if required for course.

Instruct students to submit flight itinerary (departure and return info) if student purchases own flight (particular to course).

Compose/update Course Preparation Manual specific to course/location and provide to Travel and External Coordinator no later than one month prior to student pre-departure orientation.

Generate course marketing material, advertise on/email to Otis Community, and speak to departments to announce your travel study course .

Participate in Travel Study Fair in the Fall semester.

Host one information travel session – Fall semester/ last 2 weeks of October

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Contact: Kary Tran , Email group officers

Mission Academic Affairs aims to support faculty and academic staff in their effort to educate diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision.

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Student Organization - Recreational, Special Interest, Art & Design

Contact: Erika Bacon

Mission The mission of AFA is to use acting and improve activities to help animators and other artists in their own work as storytellers. Acting is an important skill for animators and this club will give students a safe place to practice acting in a safe and supportive space. Acting is a great way to break out of our shells and work with others in a fun and exciting way.

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Student Organization - Recreational, Special Interest, Social

Contact: Brandon Kloss , Email group officers

Mission To act as a platform for people interested in tabletop games and other board games to meetup and form groups to play. There will also be regular meetups and events to help enhance and create new experiences.

Membership Benefits Members will be able to attend all weekly activities and games. First we have our "One-Shot Sunday" where a new role-playing game system is chosen every month and then played in a short one-shot game. Next is our board game night where members will have free access to all club-owned games and can even introduce their own games to other members. There is also our activity night where members can attend a weekly planned activity, such as a "voice acting night" where members can practice voices and accents for their roleplay character. Lastly, the club also has a "Game-Master" class where members can learn how to run tabletop games for their friends or other club members. Additionally, character sheets are provided for free by the club and dice are provided during game nights if a member has none. There is also a rental system where any club member can rent any book or board game for free* (security deposit required for rental, if there are issues then the club can accommodate.)

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Student Organization - Special Interest, Social, Art & Design

Mission Every week we will watch a bizarre or underrated animated film

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Student Organization - Special Interest

Mission The mission of Anime Club is to create a fun space for people to watch anime and discuss various topics related to the shows we've watched in order create friendships from our shared love for anime.

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Student Organization - Student Leadership, Social, Art & Design

Contact: Email group officers

Mission The Campus Activities Board (CAB) works to enhance and unify the Otis college community by planning social, cultural, and inclusive educational events that complement the mission of the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

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Department - Professional

Mission Career Services provides support to students and alumnx through the stages of career exploration, personal and professional growth, and employment. As students, we encourage you to utilize the resources we offer. Please explore our Resource page: otis.edu/career-services/resources.

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Mission Counseling and Psychological Services is here to support you in attaining greater understanding about yourself, your relationships with others, and to help you to identify strengths and solutions for overall wellness and academic success at Otis College. We provide support in the form of individual therapy, crisis services, and outreach/programming, as well as consultation to those who are interested in reaching out to a student in distress. We also facilitate connection to other Otis College resources and community providers when indicated. Counseling can help facilitate overall well-being by assisting you in problem-solving, gaining insight and developing useful coping and self-care strategies. Talking to a therapist can be helpful if you are struggling with adjustment to college, identity development/phase of life issues, stress, anxiety, relationship concerns, depression or other mood problems. Confidential counseling services are free of charge for currently enrolled full-time students.

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Student Organization - Art & Design

Mission The mission of Creative Design Club is to give students new and old alike an area to design and create outside of the classroom. The members of this club will work under weekly prompts provided by club officers to then design a character, environment, or prop for said prompt. This provides for a climate of creativity that will hopefully allow for more overall exploration of design. .

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Student Organization - Identity/Affinity

Mission Our mission is to connect, support, and advocate for Disabled students at Otis College of Art and Design. Fostering a stronger community.

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Student Organization - Professional, Special Interest, Art & Design

Mission The mission of Impactful Artistry: Rotaract Club (IARC) is to offer students a platform for nurturing their professional identities and skills. We achieve this through project-driven club meetings that provide opportunities for professional development, community engagement projects, international collaborations, resume enhancement via professional presentations and mentorship opportunities, conference participation, and showcasing members' creative endeavors on broader platforms.

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Mission O-Week, our New Student Orientation provides an opportunity for new incoming students to learn about the campus community, the various college resources, and connect with the Otis Community. During O-Week, you will learn about the College through Orientation Sessions, engage in our self-guided Online Orientation Hub, and connect with our Orientation Leaders and meet your Peer Mentors. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Mission Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! Otis College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive in their personal, professional, and academic endeavors. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, which is best represented in our DEI Statement and our 10 Points: Standing Up for Equity.

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Mission For likeminded individuals to have fun creating and sharing original characters with one another and honing their art and writing skills, along with giving feedback and working together to create a safe space for people who love making characters of all kinds!

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Student Organization - Academic, Student Leadership, Social, Art & Design, Identity/Affinity

Mission Black Student Union is defined as an organization that gives Black students opportunities to find their voice as Black Creatives and advocate for a safe space to express their culture. In doing so, we will promote unity and a greater sense of support within Black Student body. At BSU, we're dedicated to helping Black Creatives find and form community within Otis through the friendships and strong connections members are able to form during club meetings and events held on campus throughout the duration of the school year.

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Mission The mission of Otis Book Club is to read and discuss books.

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Student Organization - Recreational, Special Interest

Mission Our mission is to spread a healthy and happy community that has a similar liking to kpop. We want to facilitate an environment where kpop lovers can thrive and take part in their hobbies. We also wish to globalize Korean culture in that same way.

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Contact: Coen Sundstrom

Mission The LARP club's mission is to create a space where member can play as and act as characters that they would otherwise not be able to within the confines of a narrative or scenario.

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Student Organization - Special Interest, Art & Design

Contact: Emily Xu

Mission Our mission at the Storyboard Club is to help grow interest in storyboarding at Otis, and to help boost up our fellow students who already have an interest in storyboarding. The Storyboarding Club is a place where students who are interested in storyboarding can bond and grow together.

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Mission A fun and relaxing club where you learn about all things Ghibli!

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Mission The mission of Parallax is to create an inclusive space for the exploration of photography in its various forms.

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Mission Peer Mentors are committed to enhancing the student development of first-year students and encouraging their successful transition to Otis College. Peer Mentors create opportunities for new students to make connections with their peers and their community through interactive events and programming. Peer Mentors also aim to support their mentees by meeting with them one and one throughout their first year, guiding and motivating them, informing them about Otis College resources, and reminding them to take advantage of special opportunities for first year students, such as our Take FLIGHT program. Peer mentors are committed to creating a community of connected, engaged, and thriving students.

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Student Organization - Recreational, Social

Mission Otis Pride Club’s mission is to provide a space for LGBTQ+ Otis students to meet and hang out, as well as giving a safe space to discuss LGBTQ+ activism within Otis.

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Residence Life - Recreational, Professional, Special Interest, Governance , Student Leadership, Social, Art & Design, Identity/Affinity, Health & Wellness

Mission Live, Learn, Lead! Residence Life and Housing invites you to immerse yourself in a living and learning environment that will not only empower you to grow and develop within a diverse community of artists, but also assist you in realizing your full potential and making lifelong friendships along the way! While living on campus, you will be exposed to residential programming, enjoy the convenience of living close to class, and develop values of respect and responsibility. Residence Life and Housing can assist you in taking advantage of all of the resources and services available at Otis College.

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Department - Academic

Mission The Otis Student Learning Center fosters intellectual, personal, and creative development through academic support to empower students’ growth as independent learners and responsibly engaged community members in the field of art and design. We facilitate the process of cultivating authentic expression through on-campus and online tutoring, success coaching, labs, workshops, and other programming. We act as student advocates by continuing to develop our services in ways that respect diverse ways of knowing and learning. We strive to: -Foster individual vision and voice through one’s work. -Facilitate autonomy and authority through tools and strategies for lifelong learning. -Promote self-expression as a creative pursuit through critical thinking and ethical inquiry. -Engage students with the campus community through cross-campus collaboration.

Membership Benefits The Otis Student Learning Center offers academic support in writing, reading, math, art history, and digital media through both on-campus and virtual one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and more!  We also offer success coaching to students seeking help developing study skills, such as time management, prioritizing tasks, and organization.  Finally, we administer the ENGL 102 and 103 Writing Labs, which support Developmental English and Writing in the Digital Age.  We are here to support you! (P.S. Looking for a quiet place to study? Come visit our lounge, located inside Millard Sheets Library, Room 100E.)

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Student Organization - Student Leadership

Mission In order to provide for the student body a united, equitable, and fulfilling college experience, Student Union members are devoted to improving campus environments by fostering a network of guidance, support, and advocacy for the desires and necessities of the student body.

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Mission Uniting student advocates & activists to create accessibility to engage in anti-genocide movements.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Welcome to the office of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Otis College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive in their personal, professional, and academic endeavors. There are numerous programs and initiatives that the College has engaged with in an effort to move forward our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Signature programs include our   Black Creatives Institute ,   BIPOC Student Summit , and other dynamic events that support our students' co-curricular experiences related to DEI. Our   DEI Council   continues to lead the college through their work and commitment with a focus on education and engagment, curriculum, and strategic communications. We invite you to review our   DEI Progress Report   which chronicles our work across mutiple constituent groups including students, staff, faculty, alumnx, and pre-college programs. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, which is best represented in our   DEI Statement and our 10 Points: Standing Up for Equity . 

Diversity Defines Us

Otis College is among the most cultur ally diverse colleges of art and design in the U.S. Approximately 37 percent of our 1,038 students are from outside California, and about 27 percent are international students, hailing from 34 countries. The Los Angeles region itself is one of the most diverse in the country. As an Otis College student, you’ll meet (and learn from) people with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds than your own—and that’s one of the most valuable experiences we provide. You’ll develop empathy, an expanded worldview, and an open mind, which are essential to  your career success.

Group of diverse students on campus

We Welcome, Support, and Include

Nick Negrete VP of Diversity

Learn more about our inaugural Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our AVP for DEI leads the college along with the DEI Council around our strategic progress toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.

DEI Progress Report

DEI Progress Report

The DEI Progress Report chronicles the comprehensive work the College has engaged in across the entire campus, including student programs, retention initiatives, faculty and staff development, and alumnx support.

DEI Statement

DEI Statement

Otis College adopted its renewed statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which serves as a philosophical underpinning of how we move through our focused DEI work. Read more here.

Campus Diversity

Campus Diversity

Otis College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment where all students can thrive in their personal and academic endeavors.

I want our college to be one that students experience as open, affirming, empowering, identity-conscious, and that allows for the possibilities to run wild. I want our sense of belonging to be revolutionary and impactful, and to foster a sense of joy.”

Keep Exploring

Otis College is a welcoming and diverse community of artists and designers who are shaping the future.

Charles White Scholarship

The Charles White Art and Design Scholarship invites student from underrepresented communities to explore their passion with a four-year, full-tuition undergraduate scholarship.

Clubs and Organizations

With a broad variety of groups representing the unique interests of our students, clubs and organizations play a critical role in supporting our campus community.

JEDI Innovation Fund

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Innovation Fund is an initiative that demonstrates how we can join together as a community to support institutional change.

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  1. How to Apply

    Personal Statement - In at least 500 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design. For first-year applicants, if you are applying via the Common App, you can select one Common App essay prompt to complete your personal statement. ... Otis College of Art and Design, Attn: Admissions, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA ...

  2. How to Apply

    Personal Statement - In at least 500 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design. For first-year applicants, if you are applying via the Common App, you can select one Common App essay prompt to complete your personal statement. ... Otis College considers home schooled applicants with appropriate documentation and ...

  3. Apply Now

    Wherever you are in your college search, we want to meet you! Our counselors are here to answer your questions about Otis College and help you with the application process. Phone: 310-665-6820 SMS: 323-870-6820. Send Email

  4. Admitted Students

    All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit an I-20 Request Form, Financial Guarantee form and provide a bank statement documenting sufficient liquid assets of one year's estimated cost of attendance in order to be issued the I-20. Current F-1 students must also submit the SEVIS Transfer-In Verification Form, to be completed by the DSO at their current institution.

  5. Application Management

    Application Management Welcome! The Fall 2024 application is now open. Review the application types below to select the right one. Freshman Applicants: If you graduated high school and have not attended college after graduation, you may submit either the Common App or the Otis application.. The application fee will be waived if you submit the Otis application.

  6. Digication ePortfolio :: Amy's e-portfolio :: Personal Statement

    Digication ePortfolio :: Amy's e-portfolio by Amy Woo at Otis College of Art and Design. Personal Statement V1As a graphic designer, my first and foremost responsibility is to successfully, visually communicate an idea. My personal goal as a designer is not to only focus on my specialty as a graphic designer, but also become a diverse and well-rounded maker that is knowledgeable in multi ...

  7. Otis College of Art and Design's 2023-24 Essay Prompts

    Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so.

  8. Otis College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

    The acceptance rate at Otis College of Art and Design is 79.5%. For every 100 applicants, 80 are admitted. This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission.

  9. THE PERSONAL STATEMENT

    The Free Guide to Writing the Personal Statement. Kick things off with the two greatest brainstorming exercises ever, learn about options for structuring a personal statement + example outlines, check out some amazing example personal statements, and get on your way to writing your own killer personal statement for university applications.

  10. How to Write a Personal Statement

    Insert a quote from a well-known person. Challenge the reader with a common misconception. Use an anecdote, which is a short story that can be true or imaginary. Credibility is crucial when writing a personal statement as part of your college application process. If you choose a statistic, quote, or misconception for your hook, make sure it ...

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    Example #7 - Entoptic Phenomena. Example #8 - The Builder & Problem Solver. Example #10 - The Little Porch and a Dog (With Spanish Translation) Example #10 - Life As an Undocumented Student. Example #11 - Umbra. Example #12 - Angry brown girl, feminist, singer, meme lover.

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    There is no profile associated with this personal statement, as the writer has requested to remain anonymous. Author's Comments. First draft! This is'nt for UCAS but it is for OTIS College of Art And Design who requested: "In 500-800 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design at OTIS college"

  14. Otis College of Art and Design

    About Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis. Otis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Los Angeles, California. Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Otis was founded in 1918. The college enrolls around 1,312 students per year, including 1,268 undergrads.

  15. Graduate Portfolio Requirements

    Wherever you are in your college search, we want to meet you! We are here to answer your questions about Otis College and help you with the application process. Leo Alas (they/them) Graduate Admissions Counselor. Phone: 310-665-6826 SMS: 323-870-6820. Send Email

  16. OTIS ESSAY

    OTIS 1. Personal Statement - In at least 500 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design. Your statement. AI Homework Help. Expert Help. Study Resources. ... Miami Dade College, Miami. HUM 1020. VMHS Junior Choice Sheet 2021-2022.docx.pdf. Texas A&M University, Kingsville. SOCIO 162. Art Appreciation Final Power ...

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    My skin was consistently tan in splotches and ridden with random scratches. My wardrobe consisted mainly of track shorts, Nike shoes, and tournament t-shirts. Gatorade and Fun Dip were my pre-game snacks. The cacophony of rowdy crowds, ref whistles, squeaky shoes, and scoreboard buzzers was a familiar sound.

  18. Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Otis College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive in their personal, professional, and academic endeavors. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, which is best represented in our DEI Statement and our 10 Points: Standing Up for Equity.

  19. Should You Apply to Otis Summer of Art: Pros and Cons

    The Otis Summer of Art program, a paid initiative, strives to make educational resources and courses at Otis College accessible to all students. Consequently, ... student portfolio, personal statement, and academic achievement. This scholarship does not generally include expenses such as supplies, transportation, housing, or meals.

  20. Otis College of Art and Design

    - If evacuation is ordered, leave promptly with your personal belongings. This helps search teams manage their tasks. Report an Incident. Incident/Injury Form. CARE Form (student of concern) Academic Misconduct Form ... Otis College of Art and Design presented its annual O-Launch weekend on May 10-12, 2024. The event included a campus-wid...

  21. Faculty & Departmental Requirements

    Collect personal statements within student travel account if required for course. Instruct students to submit flight itinerary (departure and return info) if student purchases own flight (particular to course). ... Site Map 2024 Otis College of Art and Design. Hit enter to search or ESC to close.

  22. List of Groups

    Groups (35) Groups. All 35 Student Organization 23 Academic Department 1 Residence Life 1 Campus Departments 10. Join. Group Details.

  23. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Innovation Fund is an initiative that demonstrates how we can join together as a community to support institutional change. Otis College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive in their personal, professional, and ...