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.

  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

    June 23 - June 24 at 230 Albert Avenue

    For twenty years the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) has offered a free, multiple-stage, live outdoor music event for residen...

  • Common Ground Music Festival

    July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm at

    The Common Ground Music Festival is a not for profit 501 c3 corporation, Center Park Productions. Center Park Productions was esta...

  • Old Town Scrapfest

    July 14 - July 15 at

    Teams have two weeks to create art out of recycled materials that will be displayed during the event. Food, music, beverages and m...


Recent News

Advertising Grad Wins a National Silver ADDY

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Recent advertising graduate READ MORE

Advertising Grads Win a National Gold ADDY

Friday, June 16th, 2017

“When work needs doing, leave it to the ladies. And keep a cold one waiting.”READ MORE

ComArtSci Brings Home 5 Emmy Awards

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

AND THE AWARD GOES TO.... Well, actually, five awards. Co...


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