Media studies school trips abroad
In New York, one of our most popular destinations, you can visit the NBC Studios, take a TV and movie locations tour and take part in a film academy workshop to discover the behind-the-scenes world of film and television.
Or, you could head to Los Angeles, the centre of the American film industry. Billed as the ‘Creative Capital of the World’, it’s estimated that one in six residents works in a creative industry, making this a hugely exciting destination for a media studies school trip. And, as you can imagine, there’s an incredible number of visits and activities to choose from, including visits to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which hosts many film premieres, and Sony Picture Studios.
And if you’re looking for somewhere closer to home, then Disneyland Paris is a fantastic choice, with a diverse range of media studies activities. They also provide a selection of media studies workbooks to support your group’s educational experience.
Or head to the Loire Valley to visit Futuroscope, one of Europe’s largest educational theme parks with a focus on communication, film and technology.
Why arrange a media studies school trip?
Bring media studies to life
A media studies school trip offers your students to take all the theory that they’ve learnt in the classroom and explore how it actually works in the real world.
They can explore the realities of the media industry, including industry working practices, how audiences are targeted and reached and the different ways the media can portray events and social issues, and what influences this.
Wherever you choose to go on your media studies school trip, your students will have plenty of opportunity to meet people who work within the media industry. They’ll be able to ask them questions about their role and the work of their organisation. And they’ll return home with a much better understanding of how the media industry works and why media studies is such an important subject.
Inspire their future
The really exciting thing about a media studies school trip is that wherever you go and whatever you choose to do, your students will have the opportunity to see the variety of roles available within the media industry.
In New York they can explore TV production with a guided tour of the NBC Studios. They’ll learn about the entire process, from scriptwriting to production and even the various different ways that content makes it in to their homes.
In Los Angeles, they can explore the process of film production. A tour of the Sony Pictures Studio, one of the world’s most famous studio lots, offers the chance to learn about Hollywood’s golden era, as well as explore a state-of-the-art motion picture studio. And at the New York Film Academy’s Universal Studios location in LA, they can enjoy a workshop on director’s craft, digital editing or digital cinematography.
At Disneyland® Paris, they’ll be inspired by the magic of animation. The Art of Disney Animation exhibition explores the history of Disney animation and boasts a range of interactive animation experiences. And if your students are interested in marketing or advertising, we can even arrange a seminar where they can learn more about the Disney brand.
Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of media studies school trips and how to make them successful.
Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.
In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing media studies in action as much as your students.