24 months
49100 USD/year
49100 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Graphic Design program of Otis College of Art and Design is a year-long, LA-based student, faculty and research collective of designers investigating the issues of our day. We blend design exploration, critical inquiry, and applied projects to interrogate and better our world. We partner with organizations to foster deep impact beyond the classroom.


Program Features

Usually, students convene for four consecutive semesters completing all required credits in fourteen months; this accelerated program serves the needs of working professionals and traditional students, alike.

During the Graphic Design program of Otis College of Art and Design, students learn to work across media and platforms through a series of studio projects, visiting workshops, courses in design theory and history and round table discussions.

The coursework engages research, discourse, critical thinking, and iterative process with the goal of discovering many possible design outcomes. In so doing, the program supports students in taking on the challenges and opportunities in contemporary graphic design practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Week
  • Graduate Studio
  • Directed Study: Mentorship
  • Contemporary Graphic Design Issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Models of Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall: After this date, applications will be accepted on rolling admission basis as space remains available


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Statement - Please describe how you are hoping to advance your work through graduate study at Otis College
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts are required from any college or university where you pursued undergraduate study and where you earned your bachelor’s degree
  • Portfolio - Submit 15-20 images
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional) - Up to three letters of recommendation can be submitted through the online application, but are optional
  • English Proficiency Exam
  • Interview (by request) - Departments may request interviews over video conference as a part of the application process

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    49100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49100 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    49100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49100 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Abbeville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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