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screening_room_small.jpgNEW BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM STUDIES

The new B.A. in Film Studies has officially started as of Spring 2015. Students now have the option for a transcriptable B.A. 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.



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 in the Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies 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 Minors in Fiction Filmmaking and Documentary Production.



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:

For event announcements, join the Film Studies Listserve.


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Professor Jeff Wray to screen new feature at LA Pan-African Film Festival

See the story at MSUToday.

Screenwriter/Film Scholar George Toles to visit MSU

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