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Mass Communication (Photography Concentration), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Photography has never been more important. There is more photography being made and consumed than any time in history – and there’s no sign of things slowing down. Major advances in image capture, image manipulation, and distribution have redefined what is possible.
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MTSU's Photography program is designed to help students see the world in new ways and capture what they see as photojournalists, commercial photographers, or as artists. This unique blend sets the program apart. MTSU’s Photography concentration is in the Department of Electronic Media Communication.

MTSU's program prepares students to explore both fine art and digital news photography for future career paths. Majors can train toward work in the media, in commercial settings, or in artistic pursuits. Some potential professional opportunities include.
  • Archivist/historian
  • Artist
  • Commercial/advertising photographer
  • Corporate photographer
  • Creative/art director
  • Digital imaging
  • Documentary photographer
  • Educator
  • Fashion or food photographer
  • Freelance photographer
  • Gallery curator/owner
  • Medical photographer
  • Photo editor
  • Photo lab owner/operator
  • Photographer's assistant
  • Photojournalist
  • Portrait photographer
  • Studio owner
  • Videographer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • PHOT 1050 - Basic Digital Photography and Imaging
  • PHOT 2050 - Basic Black and White Photography
  • PHOT 3040 - History of Photography
  • PHOT 3110 - Intermediate Photography I
  • PHOT 3120 - Intermediate Photography II
  • PHOT 3200 - Still Digital Imaging
  • PHOT 3580 - Photography Practicum
  • PHOT 3810 - Color Photo Communication I
  • PHOT 4000 - Photography Internship
  • PHOT 4040 - Color Photo Communication II
  • PHOT 4060 - Photojournalism
  • PHOT 4190 - Ethics and Law for Visual Communicators
  • PHOT 4220 - Advanced Photojournalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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