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Otis College is an art school located in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in America. Each year, Otis welcomes students from countries around the world, from places like Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Canada and the UK. We pride ourselves in multiculturalism and extend our warmest welcome to our prospective international students.

Degrees Offered
We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 art and design majors for applicants who have successfully completed secondary school. We also offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in the areas of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Public Practice and Writing for applicants who already hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. We ask that applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program follow the process listed for "High School Seniors," and we ask that Master of Fine Arts applicants follow the "College Graduate" process.


Application Requirements

International First-Year Undergraduate

International Transfer Student 

International Graduate Student


Scholarships for International Students
All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is no additional paperwork required for this consideration. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office within four weeks of the offer of admission.


FI Visas
If you are admitted you will receive a packet of forms that must be filled out to receive an I-20, the document you will need in order to receive an F1 student visa. Not all international students need to change to an F1 visa. Please contact the Center for International Education if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. This Office offers resources and support services to assist international students in making a smooth transition, both academically and socially, as they adjust to their new lives. We provide advice, help with English language skills, workshops, and support to international students as they find their unique voices. Otis fosters respect for cultural diversity, and students are encouraged to become an active part of the community. We are dedicated to helping students use their fullest potential to succeed.