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Otis College of Art and Design

48 months
46500 USD/year
46500 USD/year
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The Painting program of Otis College of Art and Design is one of three areas of study in Fine Arts.  World-class faculty, who are active professional artists, teach all classes. Students in Fine Arts study each of the core disciplines—Painting, Sculpture/New Genres, and Photography—before selecting one or more areas to pursue in depth.


Program Features

Painting students learn the basic principles, techniques and concepts of painting and drawing while developing their talent.  Students learn to invent visual images of their ideas, passions and interests.  Student artists in the program work on surfaces ranging from paper, canvas, panels, and walls among many other possibilities.

Students are exposed to the ideas and methods that make up the long, rich history of painting. Classes include abstract and representational approaches to the medium and how to use them to make successful paintings. Students experiment using a wide variety of materials (oil, acrylic, watercolor, spray paint and others) as part of their journey to become professional artists with their own unique direction.

Students in the Painting program of Otis College of Art and Design work in two studio environments. The Galef Center Painting Studio has 24/7 access, a storage facility, an outdoor work area, and adjoining clean space where students present work for critique. 

The Senior Studios offer each student a private space to work in for the entirety of their senior year in the Fine Arts Program.

Areas of emphasis within the Painting Program include Drawing and Artists, Community and Teaching (ACT).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Painting
  • Life Drawing
  • Drawing and Building Form
  • Advanced Topics: The History and Practice of Exhibition Making
  • Painting Genres: Material and Methods
  • Painting Genres: Representational

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Portfolio - Submit 10–20 pieces of your best work submitted online through SlideRoom on the Common App
  • Personal Statement - In at least 500 words, describe your background and interest in studying art and design
  • Transcripts
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores
  • International applicants whose primary/native language is not English should take one of the three tests recognized by Otis College: TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English (SAT/ACT scores not required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23250 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    46500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23250 USD per semester during 48 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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