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  • Locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland;
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Dates / Deadlines
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 2020. Courses are offered for AET, MOT and SNG majors centered on the festival. The program will also include visits to The Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Experience. SNG is a 1-hour 8-week classes and the AET and MOT are 1-hour full semester classes. MOT students will have the opportunity to learn about documentary film-making and will be involved in a producing a short documentary. The AET students will work closely with MOT students in the production of the documentary. Students need permission of the instructors to register for the classes.

  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Titanic Experience 
  • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Book of Kells at Trinity College

FAC: SB: BuildingAll courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL 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 2950: Belmont in Belfast Documentary Audio- full term (1 credit hour) (counts as AET 2895)
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 3950: Belmont in Belfast Documentary Film-making-
full term (1 credit hour) (counts as MOT 3895)
MOT students will have the opportunity to learn about documentary filmmaking and will create in a short documentary portrait about the city of Belfast.  The theme for the production will be Borders as students examine the points of contact and division between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Catholic and Protestant, old and new Belfast. This is a 1 credit full semester class for MOT majors only. Permission of Instructor required. This is a full semester class.
Robin Foster,

SNG 1950: Belmont in Belfast Songwriting- 1st 8 weeks (1 credit hour) (counts as SNG 1895) (permission required)
Songwriting students will research The Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement before travelling to Belfast and write a song inspired by their study.  Students will also have the opportunity to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and co-write 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
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 376​

Robin Foster
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 467

Drew Ramsey
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business • 34 Music Square East​

James Elliott
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business • 34 Music Square East 214​

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 11/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/07/2020 03/14/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.