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!

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 Coming up: Meaningful Play Gaming Conference!

Sandbox Street Team!

Apply for the Street Team and/or Sandbox Studio!

Are you an awesome designer, videographer, animator, writer, etc. (basically an discipline)? Apply via this form to join the Street Team and/or Sandbox Studios, elite groups of students who will go forth and make awesome with and for Sandbox.

Student Film Trailers

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

Director: Elise Conklin


Director: Izak Gracy

Skinny cat challenge!


The Skinny Cat Challenge has been extended through November 17!

Recent News

Banjo visits campus

Friday, October 14th, 2016

No - we aren’t talking about Banjo Kazooie. The character from our childhood video games was not running around campus. Instead, a representative from the new app, called Ban...

MSU GEL Lab creates educational game that transports students of Jewish history to ancient world

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

A new game engineered by a team of students and faculty in the MSU Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab in th...

Survivance Nominated at IndieCade 2016

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Survivance, a social impact game for healing from historical trauma, is a Nominee at IndieCade 2016<...



Media Sandbox Creatives

Michigan State UniversityCollege of Communication Arts and Sciences


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