Michelle Musser: Graduate Student in Film and TV Production at USC

News Date: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


This month's Spotlight features Michelle, a former Film and Media Studies and English double major who's now commanding cameras, scripts, and crews, shaping the world through filmmaking.

Michelle, on getting film experience as a student:

"Because I felt nervous about catching up after my major change, I jumped into it immediately. I sat in the film building and introduced myself to everyone that walked by. I volunteered for all their projects--a lot of things that felt really outside my comfort zone. And it worked out so well that I'm still doing it and still loving it."

View the full article (PDF)

To go beyond the interview, hear Michelle speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

Watch the trailer for TIME TOYS here: 


Michelle welcomes UCSB students to contact her via email or Facebook with questions about the film industry and for mentorship on how to use your time at UCSB to become competitive in that field. Requests to look over student resumes or inquiries about job opportunities will not be responded to.



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Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor