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Film Studies Program
Film Studies Program

History | Theory | Production

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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Professor Jeff Wray on Star Wars and Race

Professor Wray has been interviewed about race and Star Wars for MSU Today

Filmmaker Joseph Bernard on Campus, Nov. 5

We are delighted to be hosting visual artist and filmmaker Joseph Bernard on cam…

Broad Underground Film Series

Beginning on October 30, the Broad Underground Film Series will be offering a …

Professor Bering-Porter Awarded Lily Fellowship

David Bering-Porter, assistant professor of film studies in the Michigan State U…

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