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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Costume Design

The Costume Design emphasis track prepares Fashion Design majors for the ever-changing entertainment industry. Located in the heart of film and television, the program engages critically-acclaimed costume design professionals and leading costume houses to guide students in the process of producing original designs and dynamic illustrations, combining traditional and digital methods, for their portfolios.

Recent Costume Design mentors include: Cirque du Soleil, Bob Mackie, Betsy Heimann, Western Costume, and Disney.

Otis Fashion - Costume Design Emphasis

Senior student, JieQi Ren, under 2012 Senior mentor, Cirque du Soleil. Direction: Create a collection inspired by the elements.

 

Story-driven ideas are at the core of our costume curriculum with a focus on new directions in character development for film, television, live performance, concept art, and video.  Building off a rigorous process of developing and editing ideas that address specific design challenges, spectacular works inspired by historical and cultural influences, story structure, and character development are conceived and constructed through traditional and cutting-edge methods.   Students emerge from the Costume Design program as relevant, creative professionals prepared for the future direction of this exciting field.

Students who are interested in majoring in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Costume Design should refer to the Addendum to the 2014-15 Hoot/Course Catalog, posted at http://www.otis.edu/the-hoot and available in the Fashion Design office. Please refer back to this page for updates.

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