The Media Studies Department at Belmont University offers three different video production majors in Audio-Video Production, Multimedia Production, and Video Production that are designed to meet the various educational and professional goals of our students. All three majors provide students with the necessary audio and video production training to produce a variety of content including music videos, commercials, promotional videos, training videos, demonstration videos, electronic press kits and multimedia content for the web.
Students may choose from the following majors:
- The Audio-Video Production major includes coursework from the College of Entertainment and Music Business. In addition to video production training, students gain a strong understanding of the Music Business profession.
- The Multimedia Production major includes coursework from the College of Visual and Performing Arts in graphic design. In addition to video production training, students receive graphic design and web-page design skills.
- The Video Production major is designed for students who want to produce, direct and create a variety of programming content. Students receive training in both multi-camera live production and single-camera production
Video Production majors have access to a state-of-the-art Media Studies Center that houses a multi-media instructional computer lab, a broadcast studio, editing suites and a student lounge. In addition, students work in a Macintosh computer lab using the latest video editing software including Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.
Internships are a significant part of our students’ academic experience. Our students have interned at various local television stations including WKRN Channel-2 (ABC), WTVF Channel-5 (CBS), WSMV Channel-4 (NBC), WZTV Channel-17 (Fox) and WNPT Channel-8 (NPT). Entertainment agencies where students have gained internship experience include Headline Country, Warner Music Nashville, Storyville USA, Tacklebox Films, Franklin Theatre and Big Idea Entertainment.
Students also have the opportunity to undertake full-time professional semester-length internships in New York and Los Angeles through the Belmont University East/West Program.
“The opportunities presented to me in the Video Production major and the guidance I received from my professors in the Media Studies program helped me to develop my skills as a videographer and land an incredible job as a video producer at a record label.”
- Eric Irvin
Video Producer/Graphic Designer, Average Joes Entertainment