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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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Ryan Cole Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Film Studies major Ryan Cole for winning the 2015 Louis B. Su…

New Publication by Professor Pillai

Professor Swarnavel Pillai has just published Madras Studios: Narrative, Genre…

New Publication by Professor Yumibe

Professor Joshua Yumibe has published, Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (Amster…

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