Fiction Filmmaking Minor

Want to make a film the way it is done in the real world ? Be part of a production team that spends a full year making a single film ? Screen your film at a real world theater and at festivals?

The Minor in Fiction Filmmaking educates undergraduates at Michigan State University in the history, theory, and production of Fiction Film. The minor combines practical skills in production with conceptual training in film studies. By bringing production and analysis together students can produce theoretically informed work that gives them a cutting edge understanding of the challenges of creating quality film experiences.

Offered By

The minor is administered jointly by the College of Arts and Letters and College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Letters is the lead administrative unit.

Who is the Minor for?

Students enrolled in bachelor's programs at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for the minor if they are sophomores in good standing.

The primary pool of students that the minor will draw from will be in the Department of Media and Information and The Department of English. However, students in other academic disciplines are encouraged to apply as long as they are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University and are in good standing.

Eligibility and Applying

For additional information on applying, eligibility, and academic requirements for the Fiction Filmmaking Minor, please check with Advising.

To apply for the minor, students must have successfully completed the required prerequisite courses (3.0 or higher) OR successfully completed one of the prerequisite courses and be currently enrollment in the second.

You must apply and get accepted into this program in order to complete the minor. Students will apply for the Minor in Spring of their sophomore year.

To apply, students must submit an application. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made before by a subset of the core faculty who teach in the minor. Students will be notified of their acceptance before the beginning of Annual Enrollment.

Online Fiction Filmmaking Application



Bob Albers
Fiction Filmmaking Program Coordinator
267 Communication Arts & Sciences
(517) 355-6559

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