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Buffalo Death Mask small.jpgImmersive Spring Break course with artist-in-residence Mike Hoolboom

AL491/CAS492: Cinema As Practice


We are delighted to announced that Toronto-based filmmaker Mike Hoolboom will be at Michigan State University from March 2-20, teaching a class and giving a series of lectures and screenings as part of the Artist-in-Residence Program, coordinated by the College of Communication Arts & Sciences and the College of Arts & Letters.

Click the image for full class flyer, and see more details about his whole visit here.



camera_small.jpgHistory | Theory | Production

Film Studies at Michigan State University offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of English that engage students in the history, theory, and aesthetics of international cinema. Courses examine cinema across a range of contexts, and encourage students to understand cinema as an art, a business, and a technology of representation informed by race, gender, sexuality, politics, and economics. Classes consider the historical emergence and technological transformations of motion pictures and their relationship to the other visual and literary arts. Film theory and criticism also inform our two production-oriented specializations in Fiction Film Production and Documentary Expression.

screening_room_small.jpgNEW BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM STUDIES

The new BA Major in Film Studies  is coming online in Spring 2015. Students now have the option for a transcriptable BA in Film Studies, composed of much the same courses as the older Concentration in Film Studies but with some exciting new courses as well.

See the full curriculum.





Joshua Yumibe, Director of Film Studies:

Stephen Deng, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in English:

Ruth Mowry, Undergraduate Advisor in English:

Peter Johnston, Film and Digital Media Production Manager:


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