Aerial view of Otis College campus

About Campus

Otis College was the first independent art and design college founded in Los Angeles, considered one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.

Los Angeles is the heart of the creative economy in California, and one of the great creative capitals of the world. Our residential main campus, located in the Westchester neighborhood on the city’s Westside, is just minutes from the airport and the beach. Graduate Fine Arts studios are in nearby Culver City. As an Otis College student, you can explore all that the L.A. region has to offer: world-class museums and galleries, historical sites and innovative architecture, natural wonders and diverse neighborhoods.

It’s also an ideal place to launch a career. The creative economy generated 797,075 jobs in 2019 in the L.A. region alone, according to the Otis College Report on the Creative Economy. One in seven workers in the area was employed in a creative field—the largest concentration of creative industries workers in the nation.

We Get Inspiration From Everywhere

At Otis, creativity comes from all directions: from your peers and instructors in class, and, perhaps most easily, just from stepping off campus into Los Angeles, one of the most diverse, multifaceted, and multiethnic cities in the country. L.A. is home to the largest number of communities of people from outside their home countries of many nations, including Korea, Mexico, Iran, and Thailand, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to explore another culture through art, food, or music, or even get a taste of your own homeland, the city has something to offer just about everyone.

Otis College campus
Chris Burden LACMA Lights

Campus Location and Map


Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact Us

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

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