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Entertainment and Music Business Law Certificate

Students who wish to engage in this unique area of law practice can benefit from the array of courses this program offers. Entertainment Law explores legal and business issues relevant to film, multimedia, music, publishing, radio, sports, television, theatre, and visual arts. Music business is a course of study pioneered at Belmont University and a significant industry in Nashville.


Requirement One
Students must earn 3.0 cumulative GPA in:

  1. Contracts and Sales
  2. Business Associations
  3. Intellectual Property

Requirement Two
Students must successfully complete:

  1. Entertainment Law
  2. Entertainment Law Practicum
  3. Copyright Law or Trademark Law

Requirement Three
Students must successfully complete at least eight additional credit hours of Entertainment and Music Business Law electives. Qualifying electives will be announced prior to registration each semester.

Requirement Four
Students must successfully complete an upper-level rigorous writing requirement on an entertainment law and music business topic in connection with one of the courses listed in Requirement Two or Requirement Three. Students may also fulfill Requirement Four in one of the following ways, but the topic of the writing must be approved in advance by the Director of Music and Entertainment Law Studies:

  1. Writing a Note on a entertainment and music business law topic for a Belmont University College of Law approved journal or law review.

  2. Completing the Rigorous Writing Requirement through another course, not listed above, including through the Advanced Legal Writing course.


Contact the Director of Music and Entertainment Law Studies