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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International Students


The Office of the Registrar helps international students with U.S, Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) procedures and regulations. Once an international student is enrolled into a BFA or MFA full-time degree program, the Designated School Official (DSO) advises students on all aspects of their immigration status during their studies. Designated School Officials assist international students in complying with up-to-date federal immigration regulations. The DSOs help international students with the following:


1. Maintaining Status

  • Mandatory Check-In process
  • SEVIS related issues and concerns
  • I-20 endorsements and reprints
  • Proof of Enrollment
  • Change of Address (form AR-11)

2. International Student Employment Options

  • On-Campus
  • Practical Training
  • Optional Practical Training - OPT (form I-765)
  • Curricular Practical Training - CPT
  • Procurement of Social Security Numbers (where eligible)

3. Travel requirements

  • I-20 endorsements

4. Change-of-Status requests (form I-539)
5. Transfer to & from Otis College of Art and Design
6. Readmission Procedures
7. Reinstatement as an F-1 student.

Your Immigration Documents are:

  • SEVIS I-20

Passport

  • F-1 Visa or other valid visa
  • Form I-94

Helpful U.S. government links
 

For more information please visit our International Student page.
 

Students with questions regarding their visa status should contact Alia Saeed, (310) 846-2559, Designated School Official in the Registration Office, second floor of the Ahmanson building. Students with questions concerning International Student Employment Options should contact the Center for Creative Professions at:  ccp@otis.edu or (424) 207-2490