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Aaron  Dowell

Adjunct Professor

Department: Film/Video
Guided Pathway Division: Fine Arts, Communications and Humanities

Contact Information

(310) 900-1600


Aaron Lee Dowell is a filmmaker and professor from Compton, CA. He has made more than half a dozen short films as well worked on several feature films and web series. Most recently he co-produced the documentary Congratulations, You're On Your Own: Life After Foster Care, which aired on PBS SoCal in 2018. His work tends to explore the mundane in the lives of People of Color. He's currently an Adjunct Professor of Film/Video at Compton College. He has a B.A. in African-American Studies from Morehouse College and an M.F.A. in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University.


  • Morehouse College, 2006
    • B.A. in African-American Studies
  • Loyola Marymount University, 2011
    • M.F.A. in Film Production
  • UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, 2020
    • Certificate
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