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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

Advertising professor Ross Chowles combines Lego figurines and social media to teach a lesson

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

What do Twitter, Lego figurines and advertising all have in common? For the average person, not much. For advertising professor Ross Chowles, it ...

Indigenous Language Games are launched by MSU Faculty

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Media and Information’s Elizabeth LaPensée and Jon Whiting paired up to create two new games called “Manoominike” and “Mikan” for the Duluth Chil...

Senior learns about culture and creativity through on-campus internship

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

As the editor of her high school yearbook during her senior year, advertising senior Sarah Goodyear knew she wanted to continue her passion for v...


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