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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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Jeff Wray receives 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

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

Swarnavel Pillai receives 2017 Teacher-Scholar Award

Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai, an associate professor in both the Department of Engli…

Broad Underground Film Series Featured in the State News

The Broad Underground Film Series will feature another night of films on Jan. 20…

College Co-Hosting Screenings for #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party

Women directed only 9 percent of the top 250 domestic grossing films in 2015. Ho…

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