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.

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.

  • THE LOST ARCADE screening

    January 18 @ 7:15 pm at Room 154, ComArtSci

    The story of Chinatown Fair the last arcade in New York City and the community that made it legendary. Written and produced by Ire...

  • Global Game Jam: GameDev @ Michigan State University

    January 20 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm at Room 154 ComArtSci

    The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical ...

  • Shuto Con: Anime, Cosplay & Gaming Convention

    March 17 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pmShuto Con at Lansing Center and Radisson

    Lansing’s annual anime, cosplay, and gaming convention! Visit for more information.


Recent News

ComArtSci alumnus Geoff Johns named President & Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Many people dream of turning their passions into a career. For Geoff Johns, his love of comic books and their iconic characters - Superman, Batma...

ADV 402 Study Away Program takes a glimpse into the city

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Just a couple of days after Michigan State University released students  for winter break, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to the Windy City with 38 other students and tw...

Public speaking, confidence and media experience gained at Starcom internship

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Advertising senior Monica Fleming gained exposure to the media industry strengthened her public speaking and presentation skills, and gained personal and professional confidence...


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