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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Fashion Design Careers and Internships

Following the industry schedule where several seasons are designed simultaneously, students in the Fashion Design Department are educated in all aspects of the design process for an easy transition into professional careers in the fashion industry.  Our students learn more than the skills needed to design and construct quality garments, they emerge from our program as polished professionals capable of meeting deadlines, working as part of an innovative team, and developing relevant designs for an ever-changing market.  Additionally, the department facilitates summer industry internships and networking opportunities for our students.  Otis Fashion alumni enter the design world as assistant designers, associate designers, illustrators, costume designers, textile designers, accessory designers, and product designers.  Some graduates opt to open their own clothing line immediately upon completing the program. 

Video features: some Otis Fashion alumni share their experience of working in N.Y.


Selected employers include:

7 For All Mankind

Abercrombie & Fitch

ABS

Adidas

Adriano Goldschmied

Alexander Wang

Anthropolgie

Armani Exchange

Banana Republic

Band of Outsiders

BCBG

Billabong

Bob Mackie

Calvin Klein

Converse

Cosabella

Current/Elliot

Disney

DKNY

Donna Karan

Eddie Bauer

Forever 21

Fox Racing

Free People

GAP

Guess?

Halston

Henry Duarte

Hollister

Hurley

Isabel Toledo

J Brand

J. Crew

James Purse

John Varvatos

Johnny Was

Joie

Juicy Couture

Kenneth Cole

Lane Bryant

Levi Strauss

Lunada Bay

Mattel

Max Studio

Michael Kors

Monique Lhuillier

NIKE

Old Navy

PacSun

Patagonia

Puma

Quiksilver

Ralph Lauren

Reebok

Rick Owen

Rip Curl

Robert Rodriguez

Roxy

Sean John

Speedo

Splendid

St. John Knits

Tadashi

Tahari

Theory

Thomas Wylde

Tom Ford

Tory Burch

Trina Turk

True Religion

Cynthia Vincent

Under Armour

Urban Outfitters

Vans

Vince

Vivienne Tam

Volcom

Warnaco

Western Costume

 

 

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