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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: JCS, MOT
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $6500
Program Description:

Belmont in London 

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM
 
A Cinematic Journey through London

Over the past century, Cinema/TV in the United Kingdom has enjoyed a special relationship with Hollywood across all genres. From the fantasies of Harry Potter and Doctor Who, to the historical dramas of Darkest Hour and The King’s Speech, and thrillers such as the Bond franchise and Black Mirror, English productions continue to conquer the box office, TV ratings, and global imaginations. Especially in the realm of speculative fiction where the timeless stories of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling continue to be adapted for the big and small screen. On this trip students can consider the profound effect England’s film industry has had on our own. Students will visit film and art museums, tour famous film sites and historic places in the course of completing their work while being immersed in the cinematic wonder of London.

Pre-departure Meeting:
May 3, 2020



INFO SESSION:

October 7- 10:00am in Johnson 120.


Excursions
  • Warner Brothers Studio London “Making of Harry Potter” tour
  • Stonehenge
  • Manchester to visit the BBC office
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower of London
  • British Museum
  • Whitechapel District Walking Tour of “Jack the Ripper”
  • Dr. Who Museum
  • Highgate Cemetery

COURSES AVAILABLE
 
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 England. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
 
  • MOT 3950: Collaborative Screenwriting- British Fantasy, SyFy, & Horror (counts as MOT 3895; pre-req: MOT 2110: Screenwriting Fundamentals) (3 hours).  
           The course is an immersive study of the British Film & TV industry and the global influence it has had on the speculative fiction genres listed above. The course will               be structured and function like a collaborative writers’ room, however, the “room” will be the city of London itself. Groups of students will collaborate to create the                   premise for the screenplays, build character arcs and break story acts and scenes to take place at the iconic locations we visit: Tower of London, Westminster                       Abbey, Stonehenge, British Museum, Jack the Ripper sites etc. 
 
  • MOT 3950: Cinematic London (counts as MOT 3895; pre-req: MOT 1110: Film History) (3 hours).
          In this class, we will consider some of the distinctive modes and genres of British cinema, including gothic films, the special relationship between film and television              in the British context, and the innovative strategies British filmmakers have used to cope with increasingly transnational forms of cinematic production, distribution,                and reception. This class offers an opportunity not only to acquaint the student with British cinema and television, but also to learn something about contemporary                British culture and society and about the discipline of Film Studies. The primary aspects of the course are the site visits required as part of this study abroad                          program.  Instead of classroom learning as you would have on campus, in this course, the practical locations we visit become your classroom. Students will keep a              journal of your experience visiting these sites after having seen associated films and TV shows. A research paper due by July 1 (after the program) will allow the                  student to investigate in depth one particular film or TV series and associated location(s).
 
  • MOT 3950: Cinematography- Seeing the Monster’s Lair (counts as MOT 3895; pre-req: MOT 1010: Cinematic Storytelling) (3 hours).
          Drawing from the lush and creepy descriptions of the settings in British Gothic Fiction, students in this class will “location scout” the London area to find and                          photograph settings for their own concept of a film.  Using their own camera and some simple editing software, students will try to capture the atmosphere and                      geography to visually tell their selected stories from the genre. These setting may be from the era in which the original source is set or for updates set in                                contemporary London. This is a chance to learn how architecture and landscape, natural light and exposure can be used in visual storytelling. Just, beware of the                moors!
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)


COSTS

1. Program Fee: $6,500: 
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing, some meals, fares, group events, group travel, and student health insurance.
 
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Individual meals, non-Belmont outings, and other personal expenditures.  

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester 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 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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. 


FACULTY CONTACTS


Jeff Phillips
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
jeff.phillips@belmont.edu • JOHNSON CENTER 466
 

Amy Bertram, PhD
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
amy.bertram@belmont.edu JOHNSON CENTER 468

 
Robin Foster

Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
robin.foster@belmont.edu JOHNSON CENTER 467
 



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/03/2020 05/25/2020

** 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.