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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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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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