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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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Registration/Advising

All new students to Otis College of Art and Design will need to attend the Registration/ Advising event. On this day you will receive Academic Advisement for classes, complete online registration, set up your e-portfolio and take your photo ID. The Registration/ Advising event dates are held in January for the spring admits and July and August for the fall admits. Students should make sure to sign up to take the English Placement Assessment prior to selecting a Registration/Advising date.

 

Step 1  Select a Registration/Advising date

You will need to select a Registration/Advising date with your Admissions counselor. After you have selected a Registration/Advising date, you will receive an email confirmation from the Registration Office regarding your arrival time

and group assignment.

 

Step 2  Attend the Registration/Advising Event

You will arrive on campus in January, July or August (depending on when you will admit to the college) for the Advisement/Registration event during your assigned group arrival time that was emailed to you by the Registration Office.

 

Step 3  Advisement by Studio and Liberal Studies Department

On the day of the Advisement/Registration event, you will receive academic advisement by your studio and department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department.

 

Step 4  Registration

After you have been advised by both your studio department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department, you will register for classes online in a designated computer lab. Once you have successfully completed online registration you will be able to print out your schedule of classes.

 

Step 5  E-Portfolio Set-up

After you have successfully completed your online registration, you will set-up your e-portfolio in the designated computer lab.

 

Step 6  Photo ID

At the end of the day, after you have completed all of the steps above, you will

take your Otis student photo ID.