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Film Studies at Michigan State University houses an innovative Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies, as well as a Minor in Film Studies, and two filmmaking Minors in Fiction Filmmaking and in Documentary Production. Our curriculum engages students in the history, theory, and production of world cinema. Classes examine cinema globally across a range of industrial and artisanal contexts, and encourage students to understand cinema as an art, business, and technology. Learning the craft of filmmaking as well as criticism, students develop the creative and critical skills necessary today in all areas of the creative arts. With this  training, our graduates have gone on to a wide range careers that utilize and depend on the moving image: from film production, digital distribution, and film criticism, to arts management, educational programming, and public affairs work.

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Joshua Yumibe receives 2016 Teacher-Scholar award

Having arrived at MSU just three years ago, Joshua Yumibe has already reinvigora…

Professor Jeff Wray on Star Wars and Race

Professor Wray has been interviewed about race and Star Wars for MSU Today

Filmmaker Joseph Bernard on Campus, Nov. 5

We are delighted to be hosting visual artist and filmmaker Joseph Bernard on cam…

Broad Underground Film Series

Beginning on October 30, the Broad Underground Film Series will be offering a …
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  • Brown Bag Conversation with Bill Vincent
    2016-02-12 12:00:00 2016-02-12 13:30:00 40 Brown Bag Conversation with Bill Vincent

    Focus on Screenwriting: Brown Bag Conversation with Bill Vincent

    The conversation will present a table reading of selections from Vincent’s screenplay, HOT BREATH/COLD AIR, a bittersweet romantic comedy in a contemporary college setting. The reading will include a question and answer session! 


    Sponsored by the Department of English

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  • Broad Underground Film Series: Global Grooves and Visions
    2016-02-12 19:00:00 2016-02-12 21:00:00 40 Broad Underground Film Series: Global Grooves and Visions

    This month’s theme, Global Grooves and Visions is presented by MSU faculty members Josh Yumibe and Connor Ryan featuring artists Shirin Neshat, William Kentridge, and Nam June Paik. The Broad Underground Film Series offers monthly screenings exploring Video Art and experimental and avant-garde film from its earliest developments up to the present day. An ongoing, collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and Film Studies and English faculty at Michigan State University, the Broad Underground Film Series is presented alongside Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 on view through February 14, 2016.

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  • Prof. Elena Past lecture
    2016-03-25 16:00:00 2016-03-25 18:00:00 40 Prof. Elena Past lecture

    Professor Elena Past (Wayne State University) will be giving the lecture

    "Giov vs. the Volcano: Itinerant Cinema, Gendered Ecologies, and the Aeolian Islands "

    March 25, 2016

    Wells B243, 4:00pm

    The film Fughe e approdi (2010), which Professor Past will be discussing will be screened at the Film Collective on March 24.


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