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  • 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.

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Artists, Community, and Teaching

Study Art Education and Community Engagement while earning your BFA.

The Artists, Community, and Teaching (ACT) Program prepares students for a range of professional practices as socially engaged artists, designers and educators in diverse communities and contexts through two minors:  Community Arts Engagement and Teacher Credential Preparation.

BFA students can enroll by declaring their chosen ACT Minor through Interdisciplinary Studies.

Continuing Education students can participate through concurrent enrollment in either the Teacher Credential Preparation track or the Teaching Artist Track of the CE Art Education Certificate program.

Students enrolled in an ACT Minor will...

  • Develop and articulate a meaningful connection between their studio art/design practice and an engagement with their community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices and theories of arts education and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of career opportunities for community-based and teaching artists/designers.
  • Develop, and in some cases implement, innovative and engaging projects for school or community settings.
  • Participate in professional practice training through off-campus teaching and community arts internships.

Students enrolled in the Teacher Credential Preparation Minor will also:

Subject Matter in Art Compentency Evaluations: Evaluation of subject-matter compentency (CSET Waiver) for non-Otis ACT: Teacher Credential Preparation students is available for a $80.00 fee and takes 6-8 weeks to complete. Read more...

 

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