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  • Locations: Los Angeles, United States; Nashville, United States; New York City, United States
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Academic Courses: MBU
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Fidelity 204 - Belmont USA
Program Fee: $6250 Belmont USA Coordinator: Jess Lancaster
Program Description:

Belmont in the Music Cities



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Ever wonder why Nashville is called “Music City,” why New York is called the “Big Apple,” and why LA is called “Tinseltown”? Learn the answer to these questions and so much more! Explore the entertainment empires in America – NYC, LA and Nashville. In this Maymester program, you will study the cultural, business and legal similarities and differences of each industry center. In addition, you will experience the entertainment available in each exciting city, including visits to museums, concert venues, iconic sites and more!

The comparison of the three (3) major entertainment empires in America will occur on several levels including the entertainment industry, the music business, as well as the court systems involved when doing business in these cities. Through this program, students will gain a better understanding of the diverse entertainment industry across America.
Two (2) courses will be offered which will study the different business and legal strategies, culture, and focus found in each of these amazing locations - Legal Environment of the Entertainment and Music Business in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles and Venue Management in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

nyc skylineStudents will experience these cities by spending time with executives of top entertainment and music businesses, venues and court systems; as well as visiting important cultural and historical locations.

PROGRAM DATES:  May 3, 2020 - May 21, 2020
  • Part 1 in Nashville: May 3-9, 2020
  • Part 2 in Los Angeles: May 9-16, 2020
  • Part 3 in New York City: May 16-21, 2020
    • Flight back to Nashville on May 21

Please review program dates above (this program will have a portion in Nashville prior to departure). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.

  • Major concert venues
  • Museums (Grammy, Met, Country Music Hall of Fame)
  • hollywood signTimes Square
  • Multiple entertainment industry headquarters
  • TV/Movie studios
  • Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame


All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. Students must participate in at least one course offered in this program and are encouraged to enroll in both MBU courses below.
MBU 3950 Legal Environment of the Entertainment and Music Business in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles
  • Prerequisite: MGT 2410
MBU 2950 Venue Management: Nashville, New York, Los Angeles (equivalent to MBU 2090)
  • Prerequisite: MBU 1110 or EIS 1220students on good morning ameri

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: $6,250: 
This fee will include all airfare, hotels/housing in NYC and LA, group meals in NYC and LA, local transportation in NYC and LA and all group events/excursions.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Housing and meals in Nashville, some meals in NYC and LA, course texts/supplies, personal expenses.

2. Belmont Tuitionstudents at youtube
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 


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
  • Maymester Programs: February 1 
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 CONTACTSbelmont usa logo

Amy Smith
Assistant Professor of Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 392

Eric Holt
Assistant Professor of Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 390

Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.