Professor of Television & Film Production; M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts
Alan Bloom has been the program director of the Video Center at the American Film Institute, and has directed more than 200 music videos, documentaries, experimental films, TV programs and spots. He initiated the first music video courses to be taught on a college campus at Cal State L.A. in 1985. His educational music video, All You Can Dream, starring Nia Peeples, was awarded the Silver Angel and Buccaneer awards in 1986, and its Spanish language version, Y Porque No Sonar, became a number one hit video and a number one single in Mexico. He received three Telly awards for spots, including one that encourages people to become teachers. His three PBS specials on computer animation have received several awards, including the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle. His highly acclaimed rap video, Let the Bells Ring, encouraging students to stay in school and go on to college, was produced for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the California State Universities and Geffen Records. Professor Bloom regularly serves as a consultant on the uses of media to affect public perception of issues and served on a congressional task force on this subject.