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!

Welcome, students! Please Join us by signing up for our newsletter.

 Click here for info about our free student organizations.

Sandbox students on a field trip to a museum

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.

What is the Sandbox: Ask this Biker?

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 is running now through November 3!

Recent News

Entertainment internship leads advertising senior into career in music

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Senior Ben Grider always thought he wanted to start his advertising career after MSU in the film industry. It wasn’t until after his internship with Meridian Entertainment Group...

Sandbox professor documents medical students in Flint

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Geri Alumit Zeldes, an associate professor and graduate studies director in MSU’s School of Journalism, has a documentary in the works. “Flint Med,” the tentative title, is abou...

Student shares ‘Faces of Flint’ portraits at Mid-SURE

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Over the last year, the Flint Water Crisis has gained national news attention. And while much is known about the government missteps that led to the contamination of Flint's pub...



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.