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 at the link above.

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Sandbox students on a field trip to a museum

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What is the Media Sandbox? Sandbox Director, Karl Gude, uhhh, explains…but it costs him!



Student Film Trailers

From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City
(Nominated for a student Academy Award)

Director: Elise Conklin

#LENDMIHAND Hope: Street team doing photography with homeless kids

Director: Izak Gracy

Recent News

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...

TCFF spotlights women in film, female directors react

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Women in the film industry were front and center at the 12th annual Traverse City Film Festival (July 26-31). ...

‘The Woz’ at TCFF will showcase the future of gaming

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Michigan State University has partnered with the Traverse City Film Festival to facilitate and host its hands-on, interactive showcase called “The Woz.” MSU staff, students and ...



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.