Conversations With CAL Features Ryan Welsh Discussing ‘Mealworms’ Film

In this Conversations with CAL, Ryan Welsh, Assistant Professor of Media Acting in the Department of Theatre, discusses the making of “Mealworms,” a short film created by more than 30 MSU students working together with industry professionals.

To create the film, the Department of Theatre pooled its resources together with the MSU School of Journalism. This collaboration focused on hands-on, experiential learning, active mentorship, and professional apprenticeship.

In addition to answering questions and discussing how the film was made, Welsh also talks about how this collaboration was formed, the role of thoughtful mentorship in achieving learning outcomes, and the value of apprenticeship.