• MTSU students annually go to SIGGRAPH, the world's largest computer graphics conference
  • Much of the action during a production is behind the scenes
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  • Having opportunities to test ideas is part of being at MTSU
  • On-campus shoots give students
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  • MTSU's $1.7 million mobile production truck is a unique teaching lab

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Celebrating excellence in Tennessee high schools media arts, the 2015 BLUE SPARK AWARDS presentation was conducted on April 25, 2015. To see the winners, visit http://www.emcmtsu.com/spark/.

This annual competition allows Tennessee high school students to showcase their creative and technical skills in producing short films, music videos, animation, photography, newscasts, and new media.

Instructions for entering the 2016 BLUE SPARK AWARDS will be announced later this year.

For complete information about the BLUE SPARK AWARDS, go to http://emcmtsu.com/spark/


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Scholarships

The Department of Electronic Media Communication offers numerous scholarships that are available to YOU, the student. Read through the list of scholarships below carefully to see if you match the criteria and please apply by the due date. You may apply for more than one scholarship.

EMC encourages students to also apply for scholarships through the University.

You’ll need the signature of an EMC faculty member as your Faculty Sponsor. The signature should come from a faculty member who can speak to your participation in the EMC department (projects, student organizations, volunteering, etc.).

If you are interested in applying for any of the EMC departmental scholarships, please return the completed Department Scholarship Application Form to:

The EMC Department Office
John Bragg Mass Communication Building
Room 250

The 2015 application deadline is Friday, March 6th, 2015.


Anna Lee Wall Memorial Scholarship

Description: Annual award to a female student who is emphasizing electronic media journalism as her program of study. This endowed scholarship-established by the Department and her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi-is in memory of Anna Lee Wall, an Electronic Media Journalism student, who died in an automobile accident on May 4, 1997.

Requirements:

  • Available to junior- or senior-level female students
  • minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • Electronic Media Journalism emphasis.

Heather Uffelman Memorial Scholarship

Description: Annual award. This endowed scholarship-established by both the Electronic Media Communication Department and the English Department-is in memory of Heather Uffelman, who died in 1992, the victim of a robbery.

Requirements:

  • Available to students who reflect Heather's love of the written word and her dedication to media projects.
  • Applicants compete in an essay contest, with finalists interviewed by faculty members representing both departments.

Les Jamison Memorial Scholarship

Annual award. This scholarship must be awarded to a student majoring in radio/television with emphasis in radio.

Requirements:

  • Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • emphasis in radio.

Michael J. Kettenring Scholarship

Description: Annual awards, based on interest generated by endowment. Michael J. Kettenring was president and general manager of WSMV-TV, Nashville, Tennessee, for 15 years. This endowed scholarship is his way of repaying the community for its support.

Requirements:

  • Available to junior- or first semester senior-level students
  • minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • current active participation in campus media.

Electronic Media Communication Department Scholarship

Description: Annual awards to Electronic Media Communication students.

Requirements:

  • Available to junior- or senior-level students
  • minimum 2.8 overall GPA, Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • Previous radio, television, or photography experience (on or off campus)
  • Current active involvement in the areas of radio, television, or photography

Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Scholarship

Annual awards to Electronic Media Communication students in memory of Jill Green.

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior level
  • Minimum 2.8 overall GPA
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration

Country Radio Broadcaster's Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the Country Radio Broadcaster’s organization, EMC will award scholarship to those majors who have earned candidacy and who have expressed a desire for a career in radio.

Requirements:

  • Candidacy
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration, emphasis in radio.

News Channel 5 Scholarship

Annual award to Electronic Media Communication students.

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior level
  • Minimum 2.8 overall GPA
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • Strong interest and strong skills in the areas of television and journalism and plan to pursue a career in television
  • Preference shall be given to minority students

David & Mary Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Annual award to Electronic Media Communication students

Requirements:

  • Full-time student
  • At least Junior level
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Electronic Media Communication concentration
  • Exhibit great promise for a career in the field of electronic media communication
  • Preference shall be given to students that have financial need

Dr. Tom Berg Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is established by Jason Berg for the purpose of providing scholarships to students in the Electronic Media Communication Department in the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University.

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Majoring in Electronic Media Communication
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Should be active or participate in at least one departmental activity or organization
  • Preference shall be shown to candidates that have studied abroad or have definite intentions of studying abroad.

Information on additional scholarships will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are interested in applying for any of the above scholarships, please return the Departmental Scholarship Application Form to Prof. Kevin McNulty, Scholarship Committee Chair, room 232B, or the office of the Electronic Media Communication Department, room 250,  MTSU P.O. Box 58.

The 2015 application deadline is Friday, March 6th, 2015.