Engaging the History, theory,
and production of world cinema
“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.”
director of film studies
MSU Film Studies Program
BA & MINOR
In-depth training in the analysis of cinematic style and aesthetics, the history of film, and theory and criticism.
Focusing on the methodologies, practices, and disciplinary concerns relevant for conducting advanced research and teaching in film studies.
Bringing film production and analysis together students to produce theoretically informed and culturally engaged work.
Documentary Film Production
Exploring the challenges of representing reality through documentary filmmaking.
2021 Laurence allen tate film writing award winners announced
Film Studies Graduate Wins Michigan Broadcast Award
Isaiah Johns, recent graduate with a B.A. in Film Studies and a minor in Fiction Filmmaking, received a first-place Michigan Student Broadcast Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB).
Professor Jeff Wray Appointed Timnick Chair in the Humanities
Jeffrey Wray, Department of English Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, was appointed the next Timnick Chair in the Humanities, effective August 16, 2021.