MTSU Places Top Ten in 24-Hours Animation Contest


For the past six years, MTSU’s Animation teams have participated in the 24-Hours Animation Contest, placing multiple times and earning honorable mentions along the way. This year seven teams from MTSU competed against other top animation schools in the 15th annual 24-Hours Animation Contest. Team ‘We Were Framed’, comprised of Alexandria “Zan” Dainwood, Josh Leedham, Josie Dowd, Andrew Demel, and Rachel

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MTSU’s Media Arts Department Launches New Lab

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This summer brought massive changes to the Media Arts Department’s facilities. Not only did the Animation Lab get a complete revamp, MTSU soft-launched a Media Arts Lab that is specifically designed to encourage students and faculty to create media together. Interactive Media Professor, Stephanie Dean, has been at the forefront of what she calls her “passion project”, burning both ends

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Announcing a new freestanding Bachelor of Science degree in Interactive Media

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We are excited to announce that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission has approved the proposal to elevate MTSU’s New Media Communication concentration to a freestanding Bachelor of Science degree with the new name, Interactive Media. The new name and the new degree go into effect with the Fall 2017 semester and the 2017-18 catalog. Students who are currently majoring in

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Media Arts is now the name of the former Department of Electronic Media Communication (EMC)

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As of July 1, 2017, Media Arts is the name of the former Department of Electronic Media Communication (EMC). The world and the department have changed a lot since Electronic Media Communication became the department’s name back in 2001. Today, MTSU’s Media Arts Department is the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive program for creative media production in the state and

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When Bonnaroo is our classroom!

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For the third summer in a row, students from MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment came together for a hot June hands-on educational experience at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in nearby Manchester, Tennessee. Over the four days of the festival, these students could say “Bonnaroo is my classroom!” Video and Film Production students teamed with Recording Industry students

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EMC students rock the Ludacris concert with video wall production

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Multi-platinum hip-hop artist Ludacris rocked the house, but it seems safe to say the video wall installation by EMC students kicked it up a notch or two. On April 6, 2017, MTSU’s Signature Events Committee organized the concert at Murphy Center, and EMC engineer and instructor, Mike Forbes’ Media technology students grabbed the opportunity to design, build, create content for,

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EMC name changing to “Media Arts”

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The Department of Electronic Media Communication (EMC) is changing its name to Media Arts. The new name goes into effect in July, so we are putting the word out now. The world has changed The world and the department have changed a lot since Electronic Media Communication became the department’s name. Among other things, a year and a half ago

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First Look Showcases Exemplary Work by EMC Students

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FIRST LOOK is an annual showcase sampling of the best work of the academic year done by students in MTSU’s Department of Electronic Media Communication (EMC). The official screening event for FIRST LOOK 2017 will take place on May 4, 2017 at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. Media industry professionals are invited to attend as well as EMC students and their

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EMC Productions Gives Professional Experience to MTSU Students


EMC Productions is MTSU’s driving force in student broadcasting. Having taken the College Sports Media Award for best student-produced sports broadcast in the nation, the team has quite a distinguished reputation. For the last nine years Assistant Professor Robert Gordon has been helping MTSU students learn professional level live video broadcast experience.  With help from MTSU’s mobile production lab, Gordon

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Shelby Lee Adams Exhibit Now Open in The Baldwin Photographic Gallery


The photography of Shelby Lee Adams will be exhibited in The Baldwin Photographic Gallery from October 24, 2016 through January 19, 2017. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Bragg Building on the MTSU campus. The exhibit titled “Relationships” is composed of portraits of residents of the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky. The photographer and author will be visiting

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The Baldwin Photo Gallery features Steve McCurry

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For the last 30 years Steve McCurry has put himself in dangerous and delicate situations alike in order to tell stories that so many others can not. What distinguishes McCurry’s style is his ability to capture the human emotions that reside in these situations, and the stories that are told only through one’s portrait.  The Baldwin Photography Gallery at MTSU’s Bragg Building

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FIRST LOOK: a screening of exemplary student work


Nothing inspires like seeing one’s peers do great work! That’s why it’s so worthwhile to attend EMC’s FIRST LOOK screening on September 21 at 3pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This one-hour event is a screening of exemplary work done by MTSU film, video, animation, and photography students. The FIRST LOOK 2016 selections were chosen from student work completed in

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