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Film Studies Program
Film Studies Program

History | Theory | Production

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 the moving image 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 media art. 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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Students Hear from Academy Award-Winning Filmmakers

Students in Professor of Practice Carlene Ling-an Hsu’s Producing for Cinema a…

Professor Ellen McCallum wins 2017 Paul Varg Award

Ellen McCallum has won the prestigious Paul Varg award in the College of Arts & …

Ling Hsu Receives Documentary Film Grant from the Knight Center

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism has awarded a $3,500 documentary …

Jeff Wray receives 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

Professor Jeff Wray has received an Individual Award for Sustained Effort Toward…
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