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Film Studies Program
Film Studies Program

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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 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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Student short film featured in film festivals nationwide

For student film producers, getting accepted to film festivals can be one of t…

Professor Jeff Wray wins the prestigious Paul Varg Award

Professor Jeff Wray wins the prestigious Paul Varg Award, which is given each ye…

Pete Johnston's new film will be premiering at Freep Film Festival

Pete Johnston's film, "Ka-dy Comes Home," will be premiering at Freep Film Festi…

Student Documentary a Top 10 Finalist in State Competition

The documentary "Gay From Gaylord," one of the capstone films from 2014/15...
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Courses 2016–2017