Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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K-12 & Pre-College Policies

Refund Policy

Full refunds of tuition and fees are granted if:

  1. A course is canceled by the Continuing Education Division.
  2. Course day or time is changed and the individual student cannot attend.
  3. A course is filled before receipt of your registration form. Refunds are not given to students who notify the College of their withdrawal after the second class meeting.

After you have registered for a course, and you do not attend the first or second meeting, it is your responsibility to notify the Registration Office at registration@otis.edu to request a partial refund.

If a student withdrawal or drop causes the course to be subsequently cancelled, the Withdrawal Refund Policy and not the Cancellation Refund Policy applies to that student. Registration and Student Insurance Fees are non-refundable. Tuition refunds are granted for official drop and withdrawal procedures based on the following:

No Refund

Registration, insurance, and lab fees are not refundable in the case of withdrawal or drop. Parking fees are not refundable after the first class meeting. Refunds are not available to student who do not attend class and who do not officially drop or withdraw from their course. Refer to Drop and Withdrawal section, below. Absolutely no refunds after the start of the second class meeting.

Full Tuition Refund (Insurance and Registration fees non-refundable)

100% refund of tuition, lab, parking, and certificate fees to students who notify the Registrar of their drop or withdrawal prior to the first class session. Insurance and registration fees are non-refundable

Partial Tuition Refund (fees non-refundable)

Partial refunds are given only to students who drop or withdraw before the start of the second class meeting and are pro-rated as follows:

  • Lab, insurance, parking and registration fees are non-refundable.
  • 10% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet 11 or more sessions.
  • 15% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet 6-10 sessions.
  • 30% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet for 3-5 sessions.

No refunds are issued to students who withdraw after the first meeting of a course that is scheduled to meet one or two sessions. Please refer to the catalog course listing section for meeting times and number of class sessions.

Appeals

To appeal for a refund, which falls outside the policy outlined above, students must submit a written appeal to the Refund Committee. The appeal must outline specific reasons for the refund request.

Refund Processing

Once the information is received by the Office of Registration and Records, tuition refunds require a minimum of four weeks to process.

Drop Policy

Students must officially drop a class through the Office of Registration and Records. Students who for any reason find it impossible to complete the course in which they are enrolled should inform the Office of Registration and Records by email immediately. Students who drop a course before the start of the second class meeting are eligible for a partial tuition refund based on the refund policy.

Withdrawal Policy

Students taking courses at certificate credit level:
After the drop deadline, a student may officially withdraw from a class by contacting the Office Registration and Records at registration@otis.edu. A grade of "W" is assigned. The grade of "W" has no effect upon the grade point average. Failure to complete a course does not constitute official withdrawal, nor does notifying the instructor. Students who do not meet the withdrawal requirements receive a failing grade.

Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person’s registration or enrollment in, or admittance to, any Continuing Education or Pre-College course.

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