Michigan State University

DON'T DREAM IT. BE IT.

Film@State is a robust creative community where students immerse themselves in every facet of the film and television world and emerge as innovative young storytellers, media-makers, entrepreneurs and scholars.

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B.A. in Media and Information

Media Production

We believe in learning by doing. With a hands-on philosophy students plunge into media production in their very first semester by crafting short fiction and non-fiction films. Mentored by award winning filmmakers, they learn the arts of storytelling, directing, producing, cinematography, sound, editing, and multi-camera production – tools they will apply in their future careers in the media market.

B.A. in Film Studies

Film Analysis

For students interested in the study of film history, theory and critique we offer the B.A. in Film Studies housed in the Department of English. Taught by world-class scholars, Film Studies examines global cinema as an art form from the moment moving images were captured to contemporary film. Students screen 100s of multi-media pieces and consider how they intersect with art, culture, history, and business. Candidates in Film Studies also have the opportunity to enroll in screenwriting and limited production courses.

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Film Related Minors

The Documentary Lab

The Doc Lab is for students across the university who are interested in telling compelling stories based on real life ideas, issues, and people. Taught by working documentary filmmakers, the Doc Lab prepares students to produce their own films while giving them a strong background in the tradition, history and theory of this branch of filmmaking. Students who join the Doc Lab receive a minor.

Fiction Filmmaking Minor

The minor in Fiction Filmmaking educates undergraduates across MSU in the history, theory and production of Fiction Film. This minor combines practical skills in production with the conceptual training in film studies. By bringing in production and analysis together, students can produce theoretically informed work.

Film Studies Minor

Open to all Bachelor majors, this twenty-credit minor in film theory, history, and criticism also offers students the opportunity to take classes in screenwriting.

Study Abroad and Away

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England, India, Scotland

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