Bob L. Bassett is the Dean of the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. He is a former English professor at the University, then known as Chapman Christian College.
Bassett has helped Dodge College grow to have an enrollment of more than 1,500 students and be regarded one of the finest film schools in the world. In the early 90s, he recognized the growing industry of digital technologies and redirected the school's focus and curriculum to that area. The faculty he assembled has a filmography consisting of more than 150 feature films, more than any other film program. His faculty consists of well-known and prestigious filmmakers including John Badham, David S. Ward, Bill Kroyer, Bill Dill, Paul Seydor, Alex Rose, Martha Coolidge, and Larry Paul.
In 2006, he received the Artistic Visionary Award from Arts Orange County.
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