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Animation Career Review ranked Otis #4 of its top 20 animation programs in the West. See senior project by Lindsay Thompson ('07) who moved to New Zealand for a jog with WETA Digital immediately after graduating, went on to Industrial Light and Magic, and is now back in L.A. at Disney. More about the Digital Media major.
Among the oldest art schools in the country, Otis College of Art & Design offers an esteemed undergraduate degree in Digital Media which includes focuses on Animation, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and Video Game Design. Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, the intimate college, home to some 1,200 students, has fostered close connections with the local animation and digital media community which students leverage for a range of opportunities. As far as art schools go, Otis is not for the faint of heart or those unprepared for a selective admission process (currently, the school’s 50% acceptance rating ranks lower than most). Once you’re in, you’ll bask in the glory of student to teach ratios of 8 to 1 and probably become one of the 82% of freshman who continue on (among the highest retention ratings anywhere). Otis takes an integrative approach to education where students couple foundational liberal arts courses with a Digital Media focus of their choice. Venerable working faculty members impart the intricacies of the production process while encouraging students to become capable problem solvers. This is an ideal school for those seeking an intimate, creative community that sits smack in the middle of the production center of the universe. A listing of graduate employers includes industry titans like Blizzard Entertainment, DreamWorks, Pixar and Sony ImageWorks… not too shabby.