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.

  • Great Lakes Folk Festival

    August 11 - August 13 at

    The Michigan State University Museum presents the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing, Michigan — music, dance an...

  • Shuto Con 2018

    March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018 at Lansing Center and Radisson

    Shuto Con is Lansing’s Annual Anime Convention, happening at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel on March 23rd-25th, 2018....


Recent News

Media Sandbox Takes Students on Field Experience Trip to L.A.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

ComArtSci’s Media Sandbox took students from READ MORE

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


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.