50 of our media and film students travelled to the industry’s capital Los Angeles to partake in an extensive programme of activities. The trip was packed with exclusive behind the scenes visits, museum trips and talks from industry professionals.
Students went to the world famous Sony, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios, where they had the chance to explore the sets of ‘Friends’, ‘The Ellen Show’ and ‘The Goldberg’s’. A trip to the Hollywood Museum included seeing the very room where Marilyn Monroe became blonde and the set from ‘Silence of The Lambs’. They also visited the Grammy Museum giving them an insight into the awards and the history of musical genres.
Students also managed to fit in visits to the locations of many famous films and TV shows including an exclusive tour of Greystone Mansion, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier and a trip to the Griffith Observatory.
For many the highlight of the trip was an exclusive Q&A session with Ron Meyer and Shelby Tucker, Vice Chairman and Executive Assistant of NBCUniversal. Media and Film Course Representatives Evie Gordon, Francis Cousins, Leah Jones, Xian Peleaz and Daniel Harden impressed them with their insightful questions. Ron Meyer commented, “I always look forward to meeting with Farnborough students as they ask the best questions by far.”
Feedback from the students on their return has been overwhelming and very positive:
“An active and engaging experience that allowed me to meet lots of amazing people”
“It's one of the greatest experiences I’ve had and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity”
“It still feels so unbelievable that we did everything we did, in under a week!”
During the trip the students also took part in a photography competition with different categories ensuring their photographic memories were not just ‘selfies’!
Trip leader Jane Thomas, Subject Tutor for Media & Film Studies stated: “The students made an excellent impression wherever they went. The thing that impressed me most was their constant enthusiasm and engagement; they made the very best of every activity.”