Middle Tennessee State University
About Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University is located in Murfreesboro. Named the Most Livable Town in Tennessee, Murfreesboro is currently experiencing rapid growth. A special census taken in 2006 reports a population of 81,393. Situated less than 30 miles from the metropolis and cultural center of Nashville, the City Hall Art Committee organizes art shows where local artists showcase their work year round. The Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing a variety of opportunities to experience visual and performing arts. The center is housed in an Italian Renaissance-style building, opened in 1995.The town offers diverse dining options and shopping. Nearby Nashville offers extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Middle Tennessee State was founded in 1911 as a school for teacher training. The university is now the oldest and largest public university in Middle Tennessee. The campus includes 137 buildings and is situated on 504 acres. In fall 2007, 23,246 were enrolled. Famous alumni include Nobel Laureate James Buchanan, a former U.S. congressman, a National Teacher of the Year (1988), and the late, former U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr.
MTSU's Department of Mass Communications offers the BS in multimedia design. Coursework includes training in animation, digital photography, design, film, and Web design. All students in the department are required to complete one 18-hour minor in Liberal Arts and may be required to complete a second minor depending on the area of emphasis. The department offers numerous scholarships are awarded annually, though not usually to first-time students. Prospective students should inquire with the department for further information. Students have the option of participating in a semester-long internship within the department.
According to the university's website, every effort is made to assist students and their families in obtaining funds needed to pay for college. Federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships are awarded to qualified students, and prospective students are encouraged to apply early and contact the financial aid office with questions and for further information. Enrolled students are provided with academic, career, and personal counseling at no additional charge.
Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern association of Colleges and Schools to award associates, bachelors, masters, specialists, and doctoral degrees.