Shannon Randol, program coordinator
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, ID card swipe access for students. Facilities include two digital classrooms with camera obscuras, 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: Majors must complete all major course requirements with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
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. he pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Students admitted to an ABM pathway must meet all pathway requirements to be admitted to the graduate program. Upon completion of the ABM pathway, the student must apply and be accepted for admission to the graduate program. For more information about the ABM pathway, see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE: Applications for this ABM pathway are no longer being accepted. Current ABM students may complete the pathway in place at the time of application.