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School Media Studies Trip to Los Angeles

Explore the heart of TV and film production in the USA on your media studies school trip to Los Angeles!

Home to Hollywood, the neighbourhood synonymous with glamorous, world-famous stars, Los Angeles attracts innumerable hopefuls every year.

A vortex of creative energy spawns a never-ending stream of movies, inventions and trends. As the home of the American movie industry, Los Angeles has so much to offer your group in terms of inspiration and is the perfect destination for your media studies school trip! And you could even consider teaming up with the performing arts department to make this a cross-curricular trip to give more students the chance to explore L.A.!

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Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

Visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre!

This remarkable movie theatre is often used for premieres and, dating back to 1927, has a rich history of Hollywood stars walking the red carpet!

The theatre opened in 1927, in the midst of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and is a lavish movie palace built in the Exotic Revival architectural style, similar to the earlier Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre.

Some of the premieres hosted by the theatre include that of the original Star Wars movie in 1977 and the Wizard of Oz in 1939.

Did you know?

When you reach the theatre’s forecourt, make sure you look down, where you’ll see the handprints, footprints and autographs of nearly 200 Hollywood stars. You’ll also see Groucho Marx’s cigar, one of Whoopi Goldberg’s dreadlocks and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson’s wands from the Harry Potter films.

Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Explore Hollywood Boulevard!

Find your favourite stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and learn more about the historic buildings that line (or, in some cases, lined) the street and their links with the stars.

Hollywood Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in the world and is a must-see when on a school trip to Los Angeles. The most famous part is the fifteen blocks from La Brea Avenue east to Gower Street, as this is where the Hollywood Walk of Fame is primarily located.

There are a number of other tourist attractions along the street too, including Grauman’s Chinese and Egyptian Theatres, the Dolby Theatre, which is home to the Academy Awards and the El Capitan Theatre which hosts most of the Disney film premieres.

Did you know?

There are currently over 2,600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with around 20 added each year. Stars are awarded to honour achievements in five categories within the entertainment industry, with almost half awarded within the motion picture category.

Universal Studios, Los Angeles

Visit Universal Studios LA!

As a whole theme park based around TV and film, Universal Studios is the ideal inclusion on your media studies trip itinerary!

The self-styled ‘Entertainment Capital of LA’ was originally created to provide visitors with the opportunity to visit the Universal studio sets and is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use, making it well worth a visit for any movie buff!

There are many attractions at the park, from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Jurassic World and, of course, the world-famous Studio Tour, where you’ll explore the backlot of a real working movie studio!

Did you know?

The original visitors to the studios paid an admittance fee of just five cents, which include a chicken lunch. They also had the opportunity to pick up some fresh produce during their visit, thanks to the fact that there was still a working farm on the lot.

Day 1
Morning Flight to Los Angeles
Afternoon Arrive in LA and transfer to hotel
Evening Free to explore
Day 2

Spend the day at Universal Studios Park with studio tour


Continue your full-day excursion to Universal Studios Park


Free to explore

Day 3

Explore the city at your leisure - visit Hollywood Blvd, Mann's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Continue exploring Los Angeles


Optional meal at the Hard Rock Cafe

Day 4
Morning Visit Greystone Park and Mansion where filming often takes place
Afternoon Transfer to the airport and check in
Evening Overnight flight to UK
Day 5


Afternoon Arrival back into UK


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Audiences Unlimited

Audiences Unlimited

Being part of a "live studio audience" has been possible in Hollywood since the '30s and '40s, when… Read more

Disney LA

Disney LA

Experience the magic of two enchanting theme parks at the Disneyland Resort in California. Enjoy shows, parades and at… Read more

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is the most famous and sought-after theatre for film premieres in the world. Since its… Read more

Greystone Park and Mansion

Greystone Park and Mansion

Beverly Hills is known for its many grand mansions, unfortunately, you can only drive past most of these majestic esta… Read more

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard begins at Sunset Boulevard, runs to Vermont Avenue, and has many of Tinseltown’s well-known… Read more

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is more than just nine white letters; it’s one of the world’s most recognisable symbols a… Read more

J. Paul Getty Center

J. Paul Getty Center

The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a… Read more

New York Film Academy Workshop

New York Film Academy Workshop

An exciting opportunity to work with the New York Film Academy at their Universal Studios location in Los Angeles.… Read more

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive, between Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, is a world famous three block long stretch… Read more

Sony Pictures Studios

Sony Pictures Studios

Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world's most famous s… Read more

The Paley Center for Media- LA

The Paley Center for Media- LA

The Paley Centre for Media, located in Beverly Hills, is committed to the idea that many of the television programmes… Read more

Universal Studios LA

Universal Studios LA

You’re the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this real film… Read more

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