If you have an inquisitive spirit and the desire to tell captivating stories, MSUM’s Film Production major is for you. Through abundant experiential learning opportunities, you’ll develop skills in writing, directing, producing, editing and cinematography. Students frequently attend and screen their work at local and regional film festivals, which often results in prestigious awards and job offers.
Get hands-on experience in writing, directing, producing, cinematography and editing using both 16mm film and HD video technology, as well as an array of film equipment and computer software.
Our award-winning faculty have an ideal combination of industry and teaching experience. They’ve been in your shoes and will work with you to ensure you find success in your film endeavors.
You’ll compile an extensive reel of work that showcases your skills and will help you land an excellent career.
Emphasis is placed on telling compelling, personal stories in a range of cinematic modes, including fiction, non-fiction and experimental practices.
MSUM’s Film Production degree is one of the only four-year programs of its kind offered at a state institution in the region.
Live and learn with your classmates in the Film learning community, where you’ll collaborate on group projects, explore career options and more.
Film & Animation Student Success Stories
MSUM Design and animation students team up to develop a game celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion
Angela Konz, a graphic communication major, and her partner Rebecca Zych, an animation major, created a Halloween-themed video game called “The Great Halloween Kerfuffle” for this year's conference.
"House Hunters" featured MSUM alumni Poonam Budhiraja (2012, Broadcast Journalism and Film Studies), Jerry Griggs (2016, Business Administration and Management) and Alexa Dixson-Griggs (2015, Social Work) as Budhiraja showed the local couple houses to fit their growing family.
MSUM students Bridgett Grosz and MaryJo Nelson have been nominated for the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive national award for students pursuing a career in science, mathematics, or engineering. Winners are expected to be announced at the end of March.
Further your education outside the classroom with a unique selection of experiential learning opportunities that will perfectly compliment your degree. These opportunities will help you explore the field of film production further and increase your knowledge and skills.