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Matthew Bell

Lecturer, Visual Arts

Jonathan Doe
Contact Matthew Bell
843-670-6158 mbell2@coastal.edu

Kimbel Library 221

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00PM - 1:50PM, 3:00PM - 3:50PM

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.” – Stanley Kubrick

Biography

Matthew Bell is currently a teacher in the Visual Arts Department of Coastal Carolina University. As instructor of “Introduction to American Film,” Matthew draws heavily on his background in film studies, screenwriting, and history. Previous to working at Coastal, he worked in script development at the Los Angeles film companies Essential Entertainment and Midnight Entertainment. He also gained experience in screenwriting instruction as a teaching assistant in Boston University’s film department, where he earned his MFA. In addition to this, he also has several years of television production experience, gained while working at Charleston’s ABC affiliate station, WCIV Channel 4. He earned his undergraduate degree in US History from the College of Charleston.

Education

M.F.A., (Film) – Boston University
B.A., (History) – College of Charleston
Production Certificate – Trident Technical College

Teaching Areas

Art History (American Film), Film as Art

Research Areas

Screenwriting, Film Studies, History