Instructor American Studies Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Longwood 12
B.A. 1991 Boston University, Graphic Design
Dan Okyere Owusu is a Ghanaian-born artist and filmmaker and the Instructor of Video Production, Animation, Digital Design, Animation, Race and Media, and New Media Production at Wheelock College. He has worked with young people since the late 1990s in different artistic fields, such as visual arts, graphic arts, film and video, and more recently, 3d Animation and Motion Graphics.
He comes from a family of Ghanaian educators and storytellers. He occasionally works with staff at the National Film and Television Institute in Ghana to continuously develop a Video Production major for NAFTI. Dan is also the Co-Director of the Wheelock College West African Digi-Story service learning program.
He established and runs Culture Shop GH, based in Boston. The organization seeks to empower young people to tell their own stories using these different forms of art and to help youth to understand the role that media plays in their everyday lives and how they can take part in the shaping of their images within media. He works with these young people in deconstruction of existing media and production of their own, with the understanding that media itself is a tool that can be used to sell, set, and promote culture, products, and ideas.