» Interim Dean Michael Kowalski

Interim Dean Michael KowalskiChapman University has selected Michael Kowalski as the Interim Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He replaces Robert Bassett, who has served as the founding dean of Dodge College for the past 25 years.

Professor Kowalski has taught at Chapman University since 2000 and has been an Associate Dean at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts since 2011. He is the Chair of CILECT North America (CNA), the association of CILECT schools in the North American Region. He has a B.A. in Semiotics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California. His areas of specialization are sound design and documentary filmmaking. He continues to work occasionally as a freelance sound designer on documentary films.

Ranked in the Top 10

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts continues to be recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 10 film schools in America.

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A Dodge College History

Learn more about the behind-the-scenes journey of Chapman's renowned film school in Producing a Film School: A Dodge College History, written by Founding Dean Bob Bassett and Janell Shearer Bassett, professor and Media Arts Division Chair. 

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