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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Application Requirements For High School Seniors

 

To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, please submit these six items:
 
1. Online Application
 
2. $60 Application Fee

You will be prompted to submit payment information before submitting an application. *Please note: This is a nonrefundable fee and we cannot refund the fee once it has been paid through the online process.
 

3. Portfolio

Submit 10–20 pieces of your best work See portfolio guidelines.
 

4. One Page Essay

Topic: If you could choose one person, living or dead, to prepare you for your future career as an artist or designer, who would you choose, and what would you hope to learn from them?
 

5. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts showing all completed work to date. High school students must also submit a final high school transcript after graduation.

Transfer Students: Transfer students are required to submit final high school transcripts with the graduation date, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

International Students: Official transcripts from all high schools and universities/colleges attended. These records must clearly state the date of completion and the level of education received. All transcripts must be official copies. If your transcripts are not in English, please submit an official translation by a notary public or recognized evaluation service, and submit both the translated records and the original documents.
 

6. Test scores

Submit a physical, official copy of either the SAT or ACT scores if you are currently in high school.

International Students: If you are a citizen of a country where English is not the official language, you should take one of the three tests recognized by Otis: the TOEFL, the IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English (SAT/ACT scores not required). For minimum scores, please refer to the International Students section. If you are in high school and live in a country where English is the official language, please submit either SAT or ACT scores.

Send materials to:
Otis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Admissions
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Label all application materials clearly with your name and another ID (date of birth or address).

Admissions Counselors are happy to review your work with you in person. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (310) 665–6820 or admissions@otis.edu.

 
Applicants are usually notified of the Admissions Committee decision within three weeks of receipt of all required materials.

 

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