Michigan State University
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Film Studies Program
Fiction Filmmaking Minor
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Do you want learn how to make a film professionally and be part of a production team that spends an intensive, full year planning, producing, and distributing a film at festivals and in theaters?

The Minor in Fiction Filmmaking educates undergraduates at Michigan State University in the history, theory, and production of Fiction Film. The minor combines practical skills in production with conceptual training in film studies. By bringing production and analysis together students can produce theoretically informed work that gives them a cutting edge understanding of the challenges of creating quality film experiences.

The minor is administered jointly by the College of Arts & Letters and College of Communication Arts & Sciences. With the approval of the department that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor for the minor.

Who is the Minor for?

Students enrolled in bachelor's programs at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for the minor if they are sophomores in good standing.

The primary pool of students that the minor will draw from will be in the Department of Media and Information and The Department of English. However, students in other academic disciplines are encouraged to apply as long as they are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University and are in good standing.

Eligibility and Applying

For additional information on applying, eligibility, and academic requirements for the Fiction Film Minor, please check with Andrew Murray, English advisor.

To apply for the minor, students must have successfully completed the required prerequisite courses (3.0 or higher) OR successfully completed one of the prerequisite courses and be currently enrollment in the second.

You must apply and get accepted into this program in order to complete the minor. Students will apply for the Minor in Spring of their sophomore year.

To apply, students must submit an application below. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made before by a subset of the core faculty who teach in the minor. Students will be notified of their acceptance before the beginning of Annual Enrollment.

The Application Deadline for Spring 2018 has passed.



Jeff Wray
Pete Johnston