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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Pre-Requisites: Yes Housing: Dormitory
Academic Courses: AET, SNG Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009 Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont Month in London


students on penny lane

Experience London as the natives do, by living for a month on the South Bank in walking distance of The Tower, the Thames, St. Paul’s, Borough Market and the Houses of Parliament.  A center of theatre, art, culture, banking, music, media, fashion, and science:  you name it, London has it.  We’ll also explore other parts of England with course-specific and group day excursions as well as a four-day trip to Scotland.  Join us as together we find out why Samuel Johnson famously said, “the man who is tired of London is tired of life.”
As one of the world centers of the music industry, London is a perfect site for this team-based practicum being offered as part of the Month in London program. In these two courses, following four weeks of pre-departure online instruction in Songwriting or Recording techniques, SNG students will work together to create songs in genres specified by potential clients in the UK for which master demos will in turn be produced by AET students working in London facilities. .Because of the team work practicum that is the centerpiece of both of these classes, students participating in this version of the Month in London program can only take one of these two courses, plus, if they wish, an online version of Third Year Writing or (available only to these students) a BellCore Junior Cornerstone in Political Science.
Every student must enroll in either the AET or SNG class.  Students wishing earn additional credits as part of the program have two program specific online-options:  an online Travel Writing course which can be taken as Third Year Writing or for BellCore Humanities credit; an online Political Science course being offered as a Social Science Junior Cornerstone.


October 18- 10:00am in JAAC 3058

Excursionsplaying with the beatles
  • Course specific site visits
  • Group excursions
  • Four-day trip to Scotland

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in London. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
On-Site Classes Faculty contact Pre-requisite—strictly enforced Credit pre-approval
AET 3950 Master Production in the US and UK Pre-requisite: AET 2370 OR 2090 & 2091 Subs for AET 3370
SNG 3950 Songwriting Practicum in the UK Pre-requisite: 
SNG 2110
Subs for SNG 3110
On-line Classes      
Travel Writing   Subs for Bell Core Humanities
PSC 3950
Civil Society & Political Institutions   Junior Cornerstone Seminar in Social Science PSC 3015 Bell Core Social Science 

On-site Course Descriptions—Select One:

AET Master Production in the US and UK
Pre-requisite: AET 2370 or AET 2090 and 2091 
Contact: Professor Alan Shacklock
This course is an advanced study of the role of producer and the use of music production techniques required to create a master recording.  By the end of the course, students will be able to replicate the elements of commercially-released master recording, from preparing a preliminary budget through preparation of a final master mix. The course, spanning both summer sessions, will be conducted through a hybrid model of 4 weeks of online instruction followed by four weeks of on-site instruction and practice in London. Required lab hours will be filled primarily in London through local organizations. During the abroad portion of the course, SNG Students will be working with a publishing company to write songs for a particular genre; AET students will work with SNG students to record the song demos SNG students will have written and will, by the end of the semester, record a master version. AET students will also shoot video of their sessions with the SNG students to create the EPK by the end of the program.
Area of credit for which this course can be taken: AET 3950 (approved as AET 3370)
SNG Songwriting Practicum in the UK
Pre-requisite: SNG 2110
Contact: Professor Drew Ramsey
The development of an individual’s unique songwriting “voice” is encouraged while demo production occurs and the study of the songwriting business continues. Songs will be genre specific – pop, country, show tunes, hip-hop, Christian, jazz, etc. depending on the company (client) the class is writing for. The course, spanning both summer sessions, will be conducted through a hybrid model of 4 weeks of online instruction followed by four weeks of on-site instruction and practice in London, working with company representatives to create songs in specified genres for which AET students on the program will work to produce demos.     
Area of credit for which this course can be taken: SNG 3950 (approved as SNG 3110)

For descriptions of the two program-specific online course options being offered in conjunction with this program, please consult the program website and/or the relevant faculty.

Belmont students in LondonONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950:Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL Core requirement) 
ENW 3950: Travel Writing
INB 3950: Satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300


1. Program Fee: $6,500:
 This program fee includes: dorm-style housing in multi-bedded rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom; @25-30% of your meals; free internet access; a London transport pass as well as a BritRail pass; a 4 day excursion to Scotland; several whole group excursions; entrances for class-specific excursions; a group theatre and concert tickets; and transatlantic airfare from Nashville.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses, and other meals.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal summer tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

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. 


Maggie Monteverde
Department of English • JAAC 3023

Drew Ramsey
College of Entertainment and Music Business • 34 MUSIC SQ. EAST

Alan Shacklock
College of Entertainment and Music Business

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.