Events
  • 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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

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

     

  • 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.

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

     

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Preparing a Portfolio For Transfer Students

 

How do I submit my portfolio?
 
Digital portfolios are preferred. After you apply online, you will receive a url to upload your files. We also accept DVDs and CDs. Please include an index with your name, name of project, medium, approximate dimensions, and date.
1. Apply Online 2. Otis will send you
the url for Digital
Portfolio site.
3. Follow directions
to upload images of
your work
*Note - We do not accept physical art pieces.
     

Foundation Level Portfolios Include

10–20 examples of your best and most recent work.

Any medium, including but not limited to: drawings, illustration, painting, photography, 2-D design, sculpture, drafting, 3-D Design, and time-based projects.
     
     

Transfer Student Portfolios Include

Sophomore Level
Approach A
10–20 examples of artwork
Show work that mirrors Otis’ Foundation Year, including life drawing, observational drawing, and 2-D and 3-D design.
Also include personal work that expresses your interests and creativity. You do not have to include work from the major you wish to study, but your work should show the core skills of that discipline. For example, if you want to study Toy Design, your portfolio does not need to include toys but should include examples of drawing and 3-D design.
     
Sophomore Level
Approach B
10–20 examples of artwork

Submit work that shows advanced skills in your intended major. For example, students applying for the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors major may submit a portfolio that consists of drafting, rendering, and CAD projects rather than life drawing and 2-D design. Remember, the portfolio must demonstrate that you have the skills to be successful at the sophomore level.

     

2nd-Semester
Sophomore

(Spring Only)
Junior Level
(Fall Only)
10–20 examples of artwork

Highlight your skills in your discipline, and show that you are ready to succeed at the junior level. Select work that shows your advanced professional skills and readiness for internships. For example, a student applying to be a junior in Graphic Design should show advanced graphic design work.

Note: Otis does not admit students as second-semester sophomore or junior level transfers into Fashion Design.

 

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