Engaging the History, theory,
and production of world cinema

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theory

production

“The Film Studies Program examines the moving image globally across a range of industrial and artisanal contexts, and encourage students to understand cinema as an art, business, and technology.”

Joshua yumibe

professor &
director of film studies

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MSU Film Studies Program

Degree Areas

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Film Studies

BA & MINOR

In-depth training in the analysis of cinematic style and aesthetics, the history of film, and theory and criticism.

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Film Studies

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Focusing on the methodologies, practices, and disciplinary concerns relevant for conducting advanced research and teaching in film studies.

Fiction Filmmaking

MINOR

Bringing film production and analysis together students to produce theoretically informed and culturally engaged work.

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Documentary Film Production

MINOR

Exploring the challenges of representing reality through documentary filmmaking.

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Student Filmmakers Featured in “Who is a Citizen?” Exhibition

Student filmmakers are among the eight artists whose work was selected to appear in the exhibit Who is a Citizen? at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The exhibit is part of a larger group of events surrounding MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim Fellow and acclaimed author Claudia Rankine’s Signature Lecture November 12.

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Claudia Rankine to Present Signature Lecture on November 12

The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to host MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim Fellow, and acclaimed author Claudia Rankine as part of the College’s Signature Lecture Series. This online interactive…

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FACULTY INSTALLATION FEATURED IN SCIENCE GALLERY DETROIT EXHIBIT

Professor Lyn Goeringer’s installation, Witnesses, is featured in the Science Gallery Detroit’s current exhibit, Future Present: Design in a Time of Urgency, which runs through December 11, 2020, and is open to the public. A composer and intermedia artist who works with video, sound, and light, Goeringer is an Assistant Professor of Composition in the College of Music and of Film Studies in the Department of English.

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