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.


We’re opening these entry-level media communication courses to all MSU students – not just ComArtSci majors – for the very first time. Complete a grouping below and earn a commemorative badge for your resume. Or just take them individually. It’s your summer, do what you want.

Check it out!

Special Newsletter!

Students, faculty, staff and curious observers: Want to get notified when we’re hosting an upcoming event, causing art, mischief, or any combination thereof? You know what to do:



From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City
(Academy Award Winner!)

Director: Elise Conklin

Upcoming Events

Check out our own events and a curated mix of interesting, creative things happening around the area.

  • ComArtSci ArtPrize Competition 2017!

    March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Room 184, ComArtSci

    Pitch an idea for an ArtPrize exhibit! You and/or your team have 3 minutes to impress us. Theme: My America ComArtSci will award t...

  • Capital City Film Fest

    April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm at Various locations

    The Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) is a multimedia showcase of independent films and live touring bands with engaging audiences...

  • East Lansing Art Festival

    May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm at Downtown East Lansing

    The mission of the ELAF is to enhance the sense of community and appreciation of art, culture and creativity in East Lansing and t...


Recent News

Creating a game and skating with it

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

In the class MI 497: Game Design Studio, media and information students with enthusiasm for game design are given real-world opportunities to create digital gaming experiences f...

New Learning Spaces Up Experience and Professional Skills for ComArtSci Students

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Immersive experiences within new spaces at the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences are empowering students with the acumen they'll need to excel in competitive, tech-...

Award-winning MSU film student pursues passion in New York City

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Liv Larsen had an extraordinary senior year at Michigan State University — to say the least. The former journalism st...


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MSU Media Sandbox is a creative CURRICULUM and COMMUNITY in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.