Coming Fall 2013: Motion Pictures Program
If you want to be part of a new way of thinking about cinema and television in an academic setting, Belmont’s Motion Pictures Program will be a great fit. Belmont is getting into a new arena consistent with our focus on entertainment studies and music business. Tennessee is a desirable film location and Nashville has a talented creative community that provides the best in collaboration between filmmakers, musicians, writers, and artists.
The name "Motion Pictures" is simple and all-encompassing: movies, television, cell phone movies, cinema history, docs, features, shorts... plus everything in between and out there on the edges.
Bill McDonald, head of the UCLA film school, put it perfectly:
"We train students to fiercely articulate a clear, unique idea and to guide that idea through the most collaborative process for making art ever invented by humankind. In what field of human endeavor will it not be an advantage for our students to understand how to lead a group of collaborators through a complex series of steps, moving as a unit toward a common goal, in an efficient and cost effective way?"
That's something worth learning. We hope you'll agree.
Belmont's ground-breaking relationship with Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a major plus. Belmont students will be able to take production classes at Watkins and access the years of expertise Watkins has in all areas of pre-production, production, and post.
If you have an idea or two about all this, please let us know. If you want more information, please let us know. If you want to sit down and talk aboout movies, please let us know. Especially if it's Lawrence of Arabia.
Chair, Motion Pictures Program