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EnglishIdentify, assess, and confront the types of complexities that surface in all social environments, including the workplace. Students in English learn critical thinking and writing, creativity, and problem-solving skills necessary for a constantly changing world.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
English – Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)Explore an advanced study of English, Anglophone, and some comparative literature at the doctoral level in a range of theoretical orientations and interdisciplinary, cross-field areas of study.
College of Arts and Letters, Doctoral
Experience architectureThe art of user experience starts here. This cutting-edge, interdisciplinary major gives students opportunities to create digital products and services through user experience (UX) design courses and learning to code, research, and communicate.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Film studiesStudents of film studies prepare for a wide range of careers from film production, digital distribution, and film criticism to arts management, educational programming, and public affairs work.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Games and interactive mediaBe immersed in the art, design, and programming fundamentals of digital game development, as well as the history, social impacts, and business of games. This program partners with game studios to provide an authentic, real-world experience.
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate
Global studies in the arts and humanitiesConnect the global past and present while shaping the global future. This program provides a solid grounding in creative and critical methods to understand global conditions, connections and interactions.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Graphic designWelcome to the art of visual communication. This program includes projects ranging in medium, content, and collaborative opportunity, while enabling students to practice both traditional and digital ways of creation.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Interdisciplinary humanitiesThis major is one of MSU’s most flexible liberal arts majors. Students work closely with their academic adviser to craft a self-designed major based on either a triad or area studies model to develop broad arts skills.
College of Arts and Letters, Undergraduate
Jazz studiesThis program invites students to join nationally and internationally renowned faculty members from the highest ranks of the jazz community and immerse themselves in the vibrant, improvisational world of jazz past, present, and future.
College of Music, Undergraduate
Jazz Studies – Master of Music (MMUS)Students can continue their studies in jazz at the highest level, and receive personal attention and direction from some of the foremost jazz faculty in the world.
College of Music, Masters
JournalismPrepare for a future on the forefront. Founded more than 100 years ago, MSU’s School of Journalism is recognized as one of the best in the nation and is among the few U.S. journalism programs that have been continuously accredited since 1949.
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate
Journalism – Master of Arts (MA)In these times, journalism is more essential, intense, and challenging than ever. Faculty in journalism include nationally recognized researchers, and Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winners, ready to help you elevate your possibilities.
College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Masters
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