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.

You could also choose to make this trip cross-curricular - New York offers some exciting possibilities for a number of subjects, including art, performing arts and fashion.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight from UK to New York

Transfer to accommodation on arrival

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

2

Enjoy a media or film workshop with the New York Film Academy

Visit the Paley Center for Media

Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

3

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

4

Visit the International Centre for Photography

Transfer to the airport

Overnight flight back to the UK

5

Arrive back in the UK

5 days, 3 nights Price from £779 pp
  • 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • All flights including tax
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
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  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
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  • VAT

Accommodation

Tour Highlights

NBC Studios, 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.

Paley Center for Media, New York

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.

International Centre of Photography, New York

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. 

Educational Activities

Broadway

Broadway

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A visit to New York would not be complete without a visit to a Broadway show. The selection is endless… Read More

Film Workshop

Film Workshop

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You've seen the locations - now make the movie! Take the New York TV and Movie Tour and pair it… Read More

Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

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The Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of… Read More

NBC Studios

NBC Studios

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Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes?This hour-long tour takes in some of the world's most famous studios, the home… Read More

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

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Tour many locations of TV and Movies in New Yorkand straddle fiction and reality as you visit the places you’ve… Read More

Radio City Music Hall Tours

Radio City Music Hall Tours

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Reopened after an extensive restoration in 1999, the Music Hall now reflects its original grandeur of opening night in 1932,… Read More

The Paley Center for Media- New York

The Paley Center for Media- New York

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The Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging… Read More

International Centre of Photography

International Centre of Photography

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The International Centre of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture and, therefore, is… Read More

Cultural Activities

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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Reaching more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest… Read More

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol.… Read More

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