Belfast, Northern Ireland

Program in Brief
This spring semester program offers Music Recording Technology majors the opportunity to take courses in their major at a large university.

Orientation
There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students attend an on-site orientation once they arrive in Belfast.

Location
Belfast is a port city on the Irish Sea. It has recently been described as Europe's friendliest regional capital city. Located on the island of Ireland, yet part of the United Kingdom, it is home to a truly unique blend of Irish and British culture. Within 90 miles you can hike, explore lakes and rural areas, or visit the coast. Queen's University is a world renowned university located in the South Side of Belfast, just 15 minutes from the city center. Its student body consists of over 25,000 post and undergraduate, full, and part time students, including a large international community representing more than 90 countries.

Housing and Meals
Students live in single-room residence halls and share kitchen and living areas with other students. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals.

Academics
This program allows students to receive transfer credits for their major and general education requirements by studying at Queen's University. For exact course offerings and descriptions, please browse the Queen's University list of modules located on the Internet.

LVC students will enroll in three or four courses, worth four credits each, for a total of 12-16 credits earned during the semester. A combination of music classes and general education classes can be taken.

MRT major requirements that can be fulfilled:

  • MRT 373 Electronic Music
  • MRT 374 Digital Audio
  • Private study on principle instrument or voice

Costs

  • LVC tuition and fees
  • LVC room charges

Food, travel, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees are subject to change.

Dates
Spring semester

  • Application timetable: Applications should be received by October 15.
  • $25 deposit is due with application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet-of-forms is due by November 15.
  • Spring semester in Belfast (approx. 16 credits)

*The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.

Language of Instruction
English

Eligibility Requirement
Music Recording Technology majors with at least a 3.00 GPA may apply.

Excursions
Travel excursions are not included in the program cost. Belfast has excellent transportation options with easy bus and train service around the Island, ferry links to England and Scotland, and airports with low-cost flights to the UK and beyond.

Semester Break
A long semester break occurs during the spring semester. Students also have the opportunity to travel on weekends.