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.

  • 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.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Immunization Information

 The following Immunizations are required for all newly enrolled students attending Otis.  All forms (Immunization Record Form and/or Exemption Affidavit Form) must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first date of class.

Immunization Instructions

Required Immunizations

M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - Two doses at least one month apart are required if you were born after 1956, the first injection of measles vaccine must be received after your first birthday.

TB Screening / Test - Mantoux skin test or lab results of the T-spot blood test within the last six months are the only acceptable documentation. Tine not accepted.

The Immunization Record Form must be completed by a health care provider and submitted before the first date of class.

Exemption Affidavit for the M.M.R. vaccination

Student may fill out an Exemption Affidavit regarding immunizations if one or more of the following categories apply:

1. Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the requirement. 
(Persons born before January 1, 1957 are considered immune from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.)

2. If the student is pregnant (temporary exemption), a signed statement from a physician stating that the student is pregnant or is suspected of being pregnant is required.  Pregnancy exemptions are only applicable to MMR requirements. (Physician’s statement required)

3. If the student is medically contraindicated, a signed statement from a physician is required. (Physician’s statement required)

4. For a Religious exemption, a written, signed, and dated statement from the church, student or the student’s guardian, if the student is a minor, documenting the student's objection based on the religious tenets or practice of a recognized church or religious organization of which the student is an adherent or member is required.

5. For a Philosophical exemption, a statement of personal beliefs which prohibit immunization must be provided.

Exemption Affidavit Form

Recommended Immunizations (Not Mandatory)

Otis College of Art and Design recommends for your personal health that you are immunized for:

Meningitis (Meningococcal) - If you plan on living in Otis student housing
Hepatitis B (3 total)
Hepatitis A (2 total)
Tetanus/Diptheria (Recommended every 10 years)
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (Students with no reliable clinical history of Varicella infection)

 

All questions regarding your health should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960 or  e-mail student@otis.edu
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