Jul 02, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media and Entertainment, Photography Concentration, B.S.


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Media Arts  
615-898-5628
Jonathan Trundle, program coordinator
Jonathan.Trundle@mtsu.edu

The Photography program combines aesthetic and technical skills with a foundation of photographic theory and history to prepare students for careers in commercial photography, creative/artistic photography, and documentary photography.

The Photography program is housed in a modern freestanding building with secured access for students. Facilities include two digital classrooms, a digital lab with scanners and printers, a spacious studio with an infinity wall (cyclorama), a large tabletop studio, two traditional darkrooms with enlargers and sinks, an alternative process darkroom, and a student photo gallery. 

The Photography program is home of the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, known for its exhibits of works by many of the world’s most renowned photographers. The Baldwin Photographic Collection and Archive which contains numerous masterpieces of photography are also managed by the Photography program.

Students are encouraged to participate in the MTSU Photo Society, a student organization that conducts photo workshops, photo safaris, and other photo-related activities.

NOTE: Students must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Media and Entertainment who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Media and Communication may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The program allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a compressed time frame. Participating undergraduate students may count up to 12 graduate credit hours toward both degrees and obtain a non-thesis master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the bachelor’s degree or obtain a thesis-based master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the bachelor’s degree. For more information about the ABM program, see the Graduate Catalog.

Admission to Candidacy


To be admitted to candidacy in the Photography concentration, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

          EMC 1020  / RIM 1020  / JOUR 1020  

          VFP 3020 , IAM 3060 JOUR 2710  

          ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

  1. Minimum 2.50 GPA in PHOT 2050 , PHOT 3040 , and PHOT 3110 .
  2. Minimum overall GPA in all college coursework of 2.50.
  3. Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses

Media and Entertainment, Photography, B.S., Academic Map    

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • RIM/JOUR/EMC 1020 (Soc/Beh Sci)

Major Requirements (43 hours)


College Core (9 hours)


Photography Electives (4-12 hours)

 Choose at least 4 credit hours; total number of credit hours not to exceed 12 hours.

Auxiliary Major Requirement (3 hours)


Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives


  • To make 120 hours

Total hours in program: 120


Recommended Curriculum: Mass Communication, Photography


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 14-16 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


  • 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science or elective 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor course or elective 3 credit hours
  • Minor course 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


  • Electives 12 credit hours
  • PHOT elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


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