Study Away: Belmont University

The Entertainment and Music Business Semester at Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee | Both semesters

Belmont University Study Away contact: Tina Adair Dishman, director, CEMB Academic Advising, 615-460-6892;

Robin Foster’s Documentary Experience class shoots a music video at Belmont University

Based in Music City, this program affords students the chance to take courses in music business, recording technology, and the entertainment industry at the internationally renowned Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. Students can network with industry professionals and gain real-world experience by taking advantage of Belmont’s close proximity to Music Row, home to major and independent record labels, publishing houses, recording studios, production houses, and radio networks. Rolling Stone and Time magazines have both ranked Belmont University as one of the “top music business schools” in the United States.

Courses include: Survey of Music Business, Survey of Recording Technology, The Nashville Experience, Creative Entertainment Technologies, Copyright Law, Internship and Career Foundations. Students will also perform an internship in Music Business (30 hours/week).

Publishing Semester at Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee | Both semesters

In addition to its renown music and recording scene, Nashville boasts a robust book publishing industry (second only to New York), giving students majoring in English, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Communications, and other business and liberal arts categories unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships at a variety of book and magazine publishing companies. Publishing companies in the Nashville area include Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Turner Publishing, Methodist Publishing House, Ingram Content Group, Worthy Publishing, Athlon Media, as well as a number of smaller publishing companies and book-related marketing and public relations firms. Additionally, students produce the national literary magazine Belmont Story Review, overseeing both the editorial and marketing side of the business, selecting manuscripts, working with emerging and award-winning authors, and producing and posting social media content.

Courses include: Fiction Editing, Nonfiction and Technical Editing, Copyediting, Publishing Process, Business of Publishing, Media Relations and Branding, Publishing Workshop, Copyright and Publishing Law, and Social Media in PR.