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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Software and Hardware Purchases

Recommended minimum computer configurations by academic department are listed below. This list should be used only as a guideline for students and parents in the purchasing process. Otis College does not support individually owned computer equipment and software. Please consult with the various vendors for specific capabilities of a computer configuration and support.

Architecture | Landscape | Interiors

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
8GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Not Recommended for 3D Work]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Communication Arts

Apple Desktop or Laptop
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Digital Media

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
2nd Generaiton Intel Core i7 - 2600 quad-core processor [3.4G, 8MB Shared Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
8GB of RAM
1TB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Not Recommended for 3D Work]
3.5Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
16GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 2GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Fashion Design

3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Fine Arts

Apple Desktop or Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Foundation

Otis does not recommend a specific computer configuration for the Foundation year. However, students may opt to purchase an iMac or MacBook to supplement their use of the College's computers. Keep in mind that students may want to purchase a more appropriately configured computer once they declare a major. 

Product Design

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
4GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Toy Design

PC Desktop or Laptop (IBM, HP or Dell)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5 - 2500 quad-core processor (3.3Ghz, 6BM Cache]
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
4GB of RAM
500GB Hard Drive
GeForce or Radeon w/ 1280MB [Minimum]
DVD RW Drive
USB 2.0 and Firewire

Graduate Fine Arts

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
Mac OS X 10.8 [Mountain Lion] / MAC OS X 10.9 [Mavericks]
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Graduate Public Practice

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt

Graduate Writing

Apple or PC Laptop [Recommended MacBook Pro]
3.2Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
8GB of RAM
TB Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1GB video memory
USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt