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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International Students

International Students

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Otis College is an art school located in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in America. Each year, Otis welcomes students from countries around the world, from places like Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Canada and the UK. We pride ourselves in multiculturalism and extend our warmest welcome to our prospective international students.

Degrees Offered
We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 11 art and design majors for applicants who have successfully completed secondary school. We also offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in the areas of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Public Practice and Writing for applicants who already hold a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. We ask that applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program follow the process listed for "High School Seniors," and we ask that Master of Fine Arts applicants follow the "College Graduate" process.


Application Requirements

International First-Year Undergraduate

International Transfer Student 

International Graduate Student


Scholarships for International Students
All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is no additional paperwork required for this consideration. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office within four weeks of the offer of admission.


FI Visas
If you are admitted you will receive a packet of forms that must be filled out to receive an I-20, the document you will need in order to receive an F1 student visa. Not all international students need to change to an F1 visa. Please contact the Center for International Education if you have questions about the I-20 form or student visa requirements. This Office offers resources and support services to assist international students in making a smooth transition, both academically and socially, as they adjust to their new lives. We provide advice, help with English language skills, workshops, and support to international students as they find their unique voices. Otis fosters respect for cultural diversity, and students are encouraged to become an active part of the community. We are dedicated to helping students use their fullest potential to succeed.


 

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