Otis College of Art and Design, which was established in 1918, was originally housed in the Harrison Gray Otis' MacArthur Park property. Otis, the founder and publisher of Los Angeles Times, donated his home to the city for the purpose of "the advancement of the arts". In 1997, the college moved to its present campus in Westchester, Los Angeles, California.
Otis College of Art and Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in subjects like communication arts, digital media, fine arts, product designing, and architecture. Students are also awarded the Masters of Fine Arts degree in the fields of public practice, writing, graphic designing, and fine arts.
Otis College of Art and Design supports a number of student clubs and organizations. Among those on campus are the Student Government Association, Alternative Spaces Society, Lomographic Society, Supporters of Celluloid: A Film Club, Otis Gay / Straight Student Alliance, the Brazilian Jujitsu Club, False Face Society, Under the Baobob Tree, and Otis Dodgeball Club.
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