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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland;
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: AET, MOT, SNG
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $3500
Program Description:

Belmont in Belfast



students taping musician
AET, MOT, SNG @ The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 
Students will have the opportunity to take part in the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during Spring Break 2019. Courses are offered for AET, MOT and SNG majors and  MBU major/minors centered on the festival. The program will also include visits to The Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Experience. AET & SNG are 1-hour 8-week classes and MOT is a 1-hour full semester class.  MOT students will have the opportunity to learn about documentary filmmaking and will be involved in a short documentary about the Festival. The AET class will spend a few days recording in Dublin before joining the rest of the group in Belfast. Students need permission of the instructors to register for the classes.
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Experience 

castle in ireland by coastAll courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Belfast. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

AET 2985: Belmont in Belfast Audio Engineering Study Abroad (1 credit hour)
AET and MBU Production Emphasis students will have the opportunity to learn about capturing, editing, and mixing audio for documentaries. Working side-by-side with Motion Pictures majors, students will participate in creating a short documentary portrait of Belfast. Permission of Instructor required. This is a full semester course.
Michael Janas,

MOT 3895: Belmont in Belfast Documentary Filmmaking (1 credit hour)
MOT students will have the opportunity to learn about documentary filmmaking and will create in a short documentary portrait about the city of Belfast. This is a 1 credit full semester class for MOT majors only. Permission of Instructor required. This is a full semester class.
students at giants causewayRobin Foster,

SNG 1895: Belmont in Belfast Songwriting (1 credit hour)

Songwriting majors will have the opportunity to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and meet with local singer/songwriters. This is an 8-week class and the students will meet with professors several times before traveling to Belfast.
James Elliott,
Drew Ramsey,


1. Program Fee: $3,500: 
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing (including Wi Fi), some group meals, group travel between destinations on the itinerary, student health insurance, and museum and site admissions. 

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses for additional travel, meals, and gifts/souvenirs. 

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged for this course in the spring at the regular Belmont tuition rate. After a student
is registered for 16 hours in the Spring Semester
, this course will be charged for only one hour
instead of three. 

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Michael Janas

Robin Foster

Drew Ramsey

James Elliott

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.