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A media studies school trip to New York offers your students to explore a city that’s so recognisable thanks to its starring role in numerous movie blockbusters and TV shows!
Explore the sets and visit many well-known locations, from the ‘Friends’ apartment block to the Empire State Building – home to many a famous movie moment.
And take the opportunity to visit studios such as NBC or take part in a New York Film Academy workshop. Whatever you choose to do, a truly inspiring, unforgettable experience awaits your media studies students in New York.
Tour the NBC Studios!
Take a tour of one of the world’s most famous studios, where Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers are all filmed.
Your tour will start in the new 4K theatre where you’ll watch a short film documenting the history of NBC, before departing on the tour.
Your students will learn all about the TV production process, including scriptwriting and producing. You’ll then have the opportunity to produce your own show in the Tour Studio, which you’ll be able to download and keep as a souvenir!
Did you know?
The NBC Studios are located in one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Manhattan – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, also known as 30 Rock. NBC were one of the first tenants when the building opened in 1933.
Visit the Paley Center for Media!
With a focus on the connections between media and society, the Paley Center is the perfect place to explore the creativity, innovations and people shaping the media today.
Originally founded as the Museum of Broadcasting in 1975, the museum was renamed The Museum of Television & Radio in 1991, before finally settling on The Paley Center for Media in 2007.
The museum’s collection mostly consists of recordings of TV and radio shows, with the centre made up of screening rooms for visitors to enjoy shows dating as far back as the 1940s!
Did you know?
The museum’s founder, William S. Paley was the chief executive responsible for building the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) up to one of the foremost radio and TV networks in the US.
Visit the International Centre of Photography!
The International Centre of Photography charts the history of photography, from daguerrotypes to digital, and has a collection of over 100,000 photographs.
The centre was founded in 1974 to preserve photography that had the ‘potential to educate and change the world’. This is the perfect place to discuss with your students the role of photography within art and culture.
The centre’s founder, Cornell Capa was a renowned photographer who worked for both Life magazine and Magnum Photos. His own work is known for being so eclectic, portraying subjects as significant as the Six-Day War to those as seemingly insignificant as children playing in the street.
Did you know?
Cornell Capa was the brother of famous photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa who was killed when covering the First Indochina War.
MorningFlight from UK to New York
AfternoonTransfer to accommodation on arrival
EveningOptional evening meal at local restaurant
MorningEnjoy a media or film workshop with the New York Film Academy
AfternoonVisit the Paley Center for Media
Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city
Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Visit the NBC Studios
Optional visit to the Top of the Rock or tour of the Rockefeller Center
Take the TV and Movie locations tour
If time permits, take the free Staten Island ferry
Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant
Chance to enjoy a Broadway show
MorningVisit the International Centre for Photography
AfternoonTransfer to the airport
EveningOvernight flight back to the UK
MorningArrive back in the UK
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Airport transfers in resort
- All flights including tax
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
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HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.
The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).
The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.
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