Media Sandbox Michigan State University
Media Sandbox is an integrated program of cinematic arts, journalism, advertising and game development, with additional skills in graphic design, web design, app development, visual storytelling, 3D art and animation.

Our students and faculty collaborate with artists, writers, musicians, scientists and creative thinkers from all across campus as well as with professionals around the country. For example, Emmy-award winning actor and writer/director/producer Timothy Busfield is currently teaching a special topics course!

MSU at TCFF
Our students’ work was at the Traverse City Film Festival July 26-31, 2016! Visit the official MSU@TCFF page for more information.

Check out trailers for two of the student films below:

From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City

Director: Elise Conklin

#LENDMIHAND Hope

Director: Izak Gracy


Games more your thing? Then don’t miss the HTC Vive virtual reality experience at The Woz!


This hands-on, interactive gallery goes beyond traditional screens to the place where film and technology intersect and you are part of the story. Experience virtual worlds beyond your imagination and engage in the games everyone will be talking about tomorrow. But the Woz experience isn’t just virtual reality-based…play other games, too!

Recent News

TCFF spotlights women in film, female directors react

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Women in the film industry were front and center at the 12th annual Traverse City Film Festival (July 26-31). ...
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‘The Woz’ at TCFF will showcase the future of gaming

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Michigan State University has partnered with the Traverse City Film Festival to facilitate and host its hands-on, interactive showcase called “The Woz.” MSU staff, students and ...
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Timothy Busfield joins ComArtSci as artist in residence

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield will join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) as an artist in residence, effective June 1...
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