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Willie Osterman

Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

585-475-2782
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Willie Osterman

Professor
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Ohio University; MFA, University of Oregon

585-475-2782

Currently Teaching

PHFA-403
3 Credits
This course represents the final culmination of the studio/critique experience for students in fine art photography. Having established a working artistic methodology in the previous fine art courses, students will consolidate a final body of work through the critical engagement with their peers and faculty. The focus of the course will lead to the senior exhibition and the completion of a printed portfolio or other final expression of their work such as video or installation. Studio practices creation of new artwork and extensive critique experiences are featured in this course.
PHAR-363
3 Credits
This course, the first part of a two-semester sequence, will introduce students to the exposure and development of black and white film and the procedures for making high quality black and white photographic prints in a traditional darkroom with chemicals, safe lights and enlargers. Included in this course are 35mm, medium and large-format cameras, variables in making fine black and white prints and techniques for archival and museum quality processes and methods of display. Students must have access to a film camera with adjustable exposure controls. Each student will produce a finished portfolio of black and white fine prints.
PHFA-351
3 Credits
Photography (and photographic education) is in a perpetual state of flux due to constant changes in practices and technology. Studio Topics in Fine Art Photography will provide students with the opportunity to explore studio applications in this shifting terrain of photography and imaging. The content taught in this course will change frequently and the course may be repeated for credit, however each particular topic may have limits on repeatability.
PHGR-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study allows graduate students in the Photography and Related Media program the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA *
PHGR-705
3 Credits
This workshop will allow students to participate in small classes discussing contemporary and historical topics. Topics may include, but are not limited to experimentation with specialized technology and creative processes such as historical processes, developing an installation, refining a body of work in print, moving image, or book form, or studying critical issues surrounding photography and related media. The content of the workshop will vary depending on the instructor. This course may be retaken for credit with a different topic.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.

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  • December 6, 2018

    The front window display at the new RIT City Art Space.

    RIT City Art Space ushers in new creative era for Rochester

    RIT City Art Space—the College of Art and Design’s new first-floor gallery and community event venue inside Sibley Square at Liberty Pole Plaza in downtown Rochester—opened its doors to the public on Friday, with an exhibition featuring two of the university’s creative titans.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Osterman, Willie. Professor & Program Chair Fine Art Photography. 3 May 2013. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Osterman, Willie. Iz kuyks mojih dnova (From a Corner of My Dreams). Galerija Klovicevi dvori Kula Lotrscak, Zagreb, Croatia. 12 Jan - 3 Feb 2010. Exhibition. ≠
Osterman, Willie. Photograph. Muzeja za Umjetnost i Orbt Zagreba (Museum of the Arts & Crafts) Zagreb, Croatia. 2010. Museum Collection. ≠
Osterman, Willie. Willie Osterman: New Photographs. Galerija Uluphu, Fotografije unutrasnjosti I tiorct (Gallery Uluphu, Croatian Association of Photographic Arts) Zagreb, Croatia. 6 - 24 June 2010. Exhibition. ≠
Osterman, Willie. Photograph. Muzej GradaZagreba (City Art Museum of Zagreb). Zagreb, Croatia. 2010. Museum Collection.
Published Book
Osterman, Willie. Iz kuyks mojih dnova (From a Corner of My Dreams.) Zagreb, Croatia: Vesna Kusin through the Kolvicevi dvori Gallery, 2010. Print. ≠
External Scholarly Fellowship
Osterman, Willie. “Program Development forthe Master of Arts Degree in Photography.” Fulbright US Scholar. Council for International Exchange of Scholars.University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. Sept. 2009 - Feb. 2010.