Entertainment & Music Business Law Certificate

Students who wish to engage in this unique area of legal practice can benefit from the array of courses this program offers. Entertainment Law explores legal and business issues relevant to film, multimedia, publishing, radio, sport, television, theatre, and visual arts. Music business, which comprises a large part of the certificate program, is a course of study pioneered at Belmont University and is a significant industry in Nashville. The requirements for completion of the certificate program are set forth below.


Requirement One: Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 in the following required courses:

  • Contracts and Sales
  • Business Associations
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, or Trademark Law

Requirement Two: Students must successfully complete all of the following courses:

  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Law Practicum
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, or Trademark Law

Requirement Three: Students must successfully complete at least eight credit-hours of Entertainment and Music Business Law electives. Courses qualifying as Entertainment and Music Business Law electives will be announced prior to registration each semester. 

Requirement Four: Students must successfully complete an Upper-Level Rigorous Writing Requirement or a note on an entertainment and music business law topic written for a Belmont University College of Law approved journal.