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Film Studies Program
Film Studies Program

History | Theory | Production

Film Studies at Michigan State University offers 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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Film Studies Grad Making a Name for Herself in the Film Industry

Before graduating this past spring with a dual degree in Film Studies and Media …

An interview with our alumnus, Bill Mechanic

Bill Mechanic earned a bachelor's degree in English from the College of Arts & L…

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 & …

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