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.

  • 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...

  • A Free Digital Society, a Quello Lecture by Richard Stallman

    April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 145 CAS Building

    A Free Digital Society Quello Lecture by Dr Richard Stallman Abstract There are many threats to freedom in the digital society. Th...

  • 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

Online Summer Game Writing course: MI 491

Monday, March 27th, 2017

MI 491: Game Writing Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. Offered Fully Online Summer 2017, July 5 - August 18 Are you interested in writing for games? Video games, role playing gam...

ADDY Awards 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Each year, young creatives from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences submit their work in the hopes of winning an ADDY Award. The annual award ceremony is organized by...

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...


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