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Otis College of Art and Design

Otis is the only West Coast college of 
art and design that offers a full Foundation Year curriculum. The program is
 also unique in its approach to preparing students for the competitive, fast-paced 21st century while
 continuing to honor time-tested fundamentals.

 Throughout Foundation, students learn aesthetic fundamentals, sharpen their visual acuity, 
develop their cultural and information literacy, begin a connection with the larger community as emerging artists and designers, and hone the essential “thinking and making” skills required for creative professionals who will enjoy career success. The faculty — all of whom are working artists and designers—serve as role models. Talented, passionate, and thoughtful professionals, they are accessible to students both inside and outside the classroom.