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Belmont USA in Hollywood

Belmont USA in Hollywood

Belmont USA in Hollywood is a summer study and work opportunity where selected Motion Pictures students can apply classroom learning to specific career goals in the Motion Pictures industry.

Belmont USA in Hollywood also serves as an immersion experience within the motion pictures industry. Interns gain practical skills in state-of-the-art technical facilities and are exposed to the expertise of renowned producers, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers & agents.

Program Curriculum

You will take the Belmont in Hollywood internship course, which is three credit hours and counts as a MOT elective, concurrently with your internship. You will register for this course and it requires:

  • Attendance at the Belmont in Hollywood Boot Camp in Nashville
  • Attendance at the Belmont in Hollywood Coverage Workshop in Nashville
  • The eight-week internship program in Los Angeles
  • Attendance at all weekly Belmont USA in Hollywood guest speaker events. These will be scheduled by the Internship Administrator and will include dinner. You will be graded on the quality of the research paper you write about the guest.
  • Weekly assignment emailed to Will Akers: a.) Internship Journal and b.) What I’m Learning & Advice for Future Students.

An additional MOT elective course is usually offered. 
A selection of Belmont general education courses will also be available online, including: Third Year Writing, Religion Junior Cornerstone.

Belmont USA in Hollywood allows you to have one or two Internships. Belmont USA in Hollywood will do our best to secure you an internship, but it is a shared responsibility. Our assistance is predicated on your punctually turning in the required deliverables. For assistance with securing an internship, contact Belmont's Office of Career and Professional Development.

Program Details
  • Requirements
  • Program Dates
  • Costs
  • Credit
  • Housing
  • Application Deadlines
Program Staff

Belmont USA in Hollywood is administered by staff and faculty in both Nashville and Los Angeles. In Nashville, the Motion Pictures Department Chair manages the application process and communicates with all students prior to their arrival in Hollywood. In Hollywood, the Belmont West Onsite Administrator coordinates move-in and mentors you through your internship experience.

Belmont USA in Hollywood Department Chair: Will Akers - Nashville: e-mail Will

Belmont West Onsite Administrator: Selise Eiseman - Los Angeles