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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

Areas of Expertise

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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. É 
Osterman, Willie. Photograph. Muzeja za Umjetnost i Orbt Zagreba (Museum of the Arts & Crafts) Zagreb, Croatia. 2010. Museum Collection. É 
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. É 
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. É 
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.

Currently Teaching

STAR-550
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary processes, techniques, media or materials used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
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 can be taken multiple times but individual topics must be different.
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 *
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.
PHAR-161
3 Credits
This is the first required course for students enrolled in the photography minor. This course will reinforce and build upon the skills learned in Introduction to Digital Photography. It will emphasize aesthetics, craft, visual problem solving, skill development, and critical thinking skills. In this course, students will work in the studio and be introduced to the skills needed to use, create, and control artificial lighting as well as develop skills for modifying found light on location. Students will also make photographic prints. The curriculum will emphasize both craft and visual problem-solving skills necessary to achieve industry standards and prepare students for other courses available in the minor. Fee required for non-majors.
STAR-650
3 Credits
This course will focus on traditional or contemporary process, techniques, media or material used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be retaken but individual topics may not.
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.

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