Montana State University

School of Film & Photography
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173350
Bozeman, MT 59717-3350

Tel: (406) 994-2484
Fax: (406) 994-6214

Location: Visual Communications Building at the corner of 11th & Grant


All SFP Students Invited! 
Come sign up for senior films & SFP projects.
Friday, Jan 23, 7:15 p.m.
Studio B - VCB 233
Refreshments provided.

Lucia Ricciardelli's new book, American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age: Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris, was published on December 23, 2014. Congratulations Lucia!

MSU Alumni Foundation recently created a scholarship fund in Paul Monaco's name which is meant to support film students pursuing internships outside of Montana as a result of participating in the LA Trip. Many of us love Paul and were genuinely affected by his classes and the LA Trip. Paul is aware of how important this fund will be as a means to support the annual trip and continue alumni interactions with the new students. He is flattered and honored to have a scholarship in his name that fills a real niche and helps with something that was missing in the program. If you are interested in contributing, please fill out the attached form or go online, select "Other," then type "Paul Monaco Internship Award (Fund 93034)" in the additional instructions box. Thank you!

Amazing Study Abroad Opportunity for Spring Semester 2015!

Mapping France and Border Regions in the History, Language, and Practice of Art - Receive 12 credits for taking one introductory course during the first seven weeks of the semester and three thematically interlinked courses during the second seven weeks of the semester:

  • 3 units of Intro to French language and culture at MSU, Jan. 14 - Mar. 6
  • 3 units of ArtH 432: Mapping Space & Expression 1660-1760 in Paris, Mar. 15 - May 1
  • 3 units of ML 450: Mapping National Identity 1760-1830 in Strasbourg, Mar. 15 - May 1  
  • 3 units of Film 381: Mapping Subjectivity 1839-1930 in Paris & Turin, Mar. 15 - May 1

This course of field study will be led by Todd Larkin of Art History, Patty Simpson of Modern Languages, and Lucia Ricciardelli of Film & Photo. For more information, please contact  or go to International Programs.

Tom Berninger is a 2002 graduate of Montana State University's School of Film and Photography (then known as the Department of Media and Theatre Arts). His acclaimed documentary, Mistaken for Strangers, which documented the alternative rock band The National, opened the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was recently released on iTunes and other web outlets. Will Ferrell's online comedy site Funny or Die  features a parody of Tom's film featuring Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson. Congratulations Tom!!

Gianna Savoie has been selected as a Woods Hole 2014 Ocean Science Journalism Fellow. Congratulations Gianna!

SFP students Ethan Confer, Cynthia Matty Huber, and Deia Schlosberg are featured in the summer 2014 issue of Mountain Outlaw (pages 15, 32, 34, & 71).

Sasha Joseph Neulinger's film, "Rewind to Fast-Forward" is covered in the Bozeman Chronicle and KBZK.

Senior Randa Adams featured in KBZK.

Vanessa Naive is profiled in the Daily Inter Lake about her work with the Empowerment Through Performance and the Share Your Voice Foundation.

Dennis Aig is the Interim Director of the School of Film and Photography and Theo Lipfert is the Program Head of the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking.

Call for Proposals for the symposium. The College of Art and Architecture at Montana State University is sponsoring a one-day symposium entitled “A Critical Rediscovery of the Northern Rockies” on October 12, 2013 .

Jonathan Long and class in the Bozeman Chronicle and Great Falls Tribune.

Ian van Coller's just released hand bound artist book, Mali Monuments is a series of 32 photographs from Mali, West Africa focusing on "monumental forms."

Alexis Pike and her photography class at the 2012 Community Portrait Day.

Gianna Savoie named by Brody and Cole as one of "5 Inspirational Women You Should Meet" . Congratulations Gianna!!

TRUST Alaska nominated for a Panda Award at Wildscreen 2012!!
Co-Produced by: Our Children's Trust, WITNESS, Kids vs. Global Warming; Co-Directed by: Christi Cooper-Kuhn, Kelly Matheson, & Katie Lose-Gilbertso;n Camera: Christi Cooper-Kuhn & Kelly Matheson; Edited by: Katie Lose-Gilbertson & Christi Cooper-Kuhn.

School of Film and Photography students, faculty, and alumni produced a commercial for Montana State University.

Updated: 01/22/2015