In November 2015, Curb College was featured on the cover of Mix Magazine in celebration of their new facilities in the Johnson Center. Check out the article!
The Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business is housed in the brand new $87 million R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center, a 134,000 square foot structure featuring a new home for the motion pictures and media studies programs. The multi-functional complex provides students with the technology and other resources to become the best in their fields, while enhancing campus life. Functional spaces include classrooms, labs, performance spaces, production spaces, and research rooms. Additionally, the Johnson Center features a 250 seat theater/mixing stage equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive audio system. The Dolby Corp. provided an Atmos Rendering and Mastering Unit (Dolby RMU) that will allow faculty to teach the process of creating and compiling movies in Dolby Atmos, as well as traditional 7.1 and 5.1 formats. This makes Belmont Motion Pictures the first and only university-based film program capable of showing commercial films and developing and producing theater-ready films in the Atmos format. As part of Belmont’s Conservation Covenant, the University is seeking LEED Gold Certification for the new building.
Other features include:
A TV Production Control Room that will allow for the control of multiple sources of audio and video signals
Motion Capture Space to create live-action computer-generated imagery, allowing for 3D animation, digital compositing and motion graphics for any production
A large (250 seat) and a small (50 seat) Screening/Mixing Theaters to serve as a screening room for motion pictures, a mix theater for audio mixing for motion pictures and a lecture theater.
Client Edit/Color Correction suite to perform color grading and correction of video elements
Multipurpose Media Focus Lab/Entertainment Industry Research Center to study audience reaction, interaction with media technologies and consumer consumption. Area includes one-way windows for observation and media control.
2,500 square foot Sound Stage for making single- and multiple- camera motion pictures adjoined by equally large warehouse space for set storage and construction
20 individual and four small group Student Edit Bays in which students can view, process, synchronize, edit and mix video and audio program material
Foley/ADR Suite to capture sound effects and atmospherics for replacing and enhancing sounds in audio, video and film productions
TV Production Studio for producing and capturing student newscasts, commentators, product shots and small interview productions. It will house a semi-permanent news set, Chroma key backgrounds and cyclorama curtains so cameras can capture video and audio of multiple actors.
Music History Display Cases which will initially house a selection from Dr. T.B. Boyd’s private guitar collection, “Breaking Boundaries: R.H. Boyd Publishing and the Influence of African American Music.” The collection represents more than 50 years of African American music with instruments signed by such legends as Dr. Bobby Jones, CeCe Winans and Isaac Hayes.
Harvey Room with white boards to allow for free thought and creativity when creating storyboard ideas