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Join Us for Summer of Art

July 5–31, 2024

Summer of Art at Otis College of Art and Design is an intensive, college immersion experience designed for developing creatives in high school or beyond who are 14.5 years of age or older. At Summer of Art, you will have the unique opportunity to develop your artistic skills as you explore specific art and design pathways at one of the nation's top art and design colleges. The program is ideal for experienced, young artists interested in deepening their skills, as well as students with minimal or informal art training.

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Summer of Art Virtual Information Sessions

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Saturday, May 18
2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. PDT
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Coursework includes demonstrations, hands-on learning, lectures, and critiques in a chosen Specialization and/or Drawing Studio. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive two college credits for Specializations and one college credit for Drawing Studios.

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Housing for Summer of Art is available at the Otis College Residence Hall. Residential students have the opportunity to experience college life and develop creative community with their peers.

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Summer of Art courses are taught by award-winning, practicing, creative professionals. Our courses offer students unique insight into the working lives of artists and designers. Many of our instructors teach in Otis College's undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Final Exhibition

Summer of Art culminates in a final exhibition, providing students the experience of being part of a gallery show with their peers, while sharing their work with family and friends.


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Why Otis?

Established in 1918 as Los Angeles’ first professional school of the arts, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar winners, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at influential companies including Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Netflix.

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