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Variety Names Belmont Top Film School in North America 2023

Belmont University has been recognized for its exceptional film program by Variety’s Education Impact Report: Top Film Schools in North America. Joining the likes of USC, NYU and UCLA, the prestigious list highlights the University’s commitment to providing students with a top-notch education in the film business.

Dean of the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, Brittany Schaffer, expressed her pride in Belmont’s inclusion on the list, stating, “We are thrilled to be recognized again by Variety for our Motion Pictures program. At Belmont, we strive to provide our students with an education that prepares them for success in the ever-evolving entertainment industry, and this recognition is a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff and students.”

John Lloyd Miller, Chair of the Motion Pictures Department, echoed Schaffer’s sentiments, adding, “Our program is designed to challenge and inspire students to tell meaningful and impactful stories. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and look forward to continuing to help them grow as artists and professionals.”

Belmont’s Motion Pictures program offers students hands-on experience in all aspects of filmmaking, from screenwriting and cinematography to post-production and distribution. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty of industry professionals, Belmont provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the competitive world of film.

As one of the only schools whose students learn to mix in Dolby Atmos, Belmont provides students with top-of-the-line gear and facilities including the ARRI Alexa LF, a 2,500-square-foot sound stage and a Foley/ADR stage. In addition, Motion Pictures is one of the first film departments in the world with Avid Media Central, allowing students to work on projects from nearly anywhere in the U.S. —through which they can log in and control one of 87 remote editing systems. With nearly two petabytes of storage, Belmont’s media server and Avid Media Central make collaborating on films from anywhere faster and easier.

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