This program has been designed so that students take "Sociology of Music" and "Research Methods and Festival Culture" concurrently during the Summer 1 session. The academic preparation for the Bonnaroo festival research portion of the class will take place during the first week and a half of June on the Belmont campus. Research around a question of interest related to festival culture will commence at the festival site in Manchester, Tennessee from Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and learn from top music industry executives at the festival. After returning to Nashville, the rest of the semester will be devoted to analyzed the data collected at the festival, as well as a final presentation of the research project.
Please review program dates (this program will have classes in Nashville prior to departure and after returning). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.
Academic instruction on the Belmont campus (June 2020 prior to and following the festival)
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
Students must participate in BOTH courses - they are designed to work together (similar to a LCC offering). Additional courses can be taken as needed.
COURSE NAME AND NUMBER: SOC 3950: Sociology of Music - elective course credit (will apply as SOC 3120) MBU 3950: Research Methods and Festival Culture (will apply as an MBU elective or CEI 4400 Consumer Research required course credit)
ONLINE OPTIONS: ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement) REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement) INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $2,250: The cost will also cover VIP access tickets to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, as well as food tokens. Students will be provided sleeping
bunk space on a tour bus parked on the festival grounds as well as transportation to and from Bonnaroo.
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Housing and food costs for the Nashville portions of the program.
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.