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West Coast USA
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6 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

film in West Coast USA

Film & Media student trips to West Coast USA

For students of Film and Media, the West Coast of the United States is the premier destination for an educational trip. The West Coast is at the heart of the movie industry and has been since the earliest days of the media, when the pioneers of the moving image invaded the orange groves of southern California.

There are a number of excursions chosen by Equity to maximize the educational experience of students on a college or university trip. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the Warner Bros Studio students will visit back-lot sets, sound stages, prop departments and craft workshops, to see sets being constructed, sound effects created and television programmes filmed.


Suggested Itinerary



West Coast USA Accommodation - HI - San Francisco Downtown

HI - San Francisco Downtown

  • Fantastic Location
  • Recently renovated

The HI-San Francisco Downtown is a popular, clean and central hostel that is great for groups.

Location: Just a block from Union Square and is at the centre of everything such us the Cable Carts, China Town and the many shops, restaurants and theatres.

Facilities:There is a common room, kitchen area and a theatre style TV room. Free WiFi is also available.

Accommodation: The hostel has 4 to 8 bedded dorm rooms with private and shared facilities. Private rooms are also available at an extra supplement.

Meals: Free breakfast available.

West Coast USA - Radisson’s Hotel – Fisherman’s Wharf

Radisson’s Hotel – Fisherman’s Wharf

  • 2 miles from San Francisco airport
  • Swimming Pool

You can see fantastic views of the famous San Francisco Bay at this elegant hotel.

Location: Minutes away from San Francisco’s best attractions such as the world famous Pier 39, the ferries to Alcatraz and the historic cable cars.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi is available and the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.

Accommodation: Recently renovated rooms with en suite facilities with double or double/double rooms with king sized beds and air conditioning. These will be based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement.

Meals: A variety of fantastic restaurants are close by to the hotel and we can arrange meals upon request.

West Coast USA - Sportsmen Lodge Hotel – Los Angeles

Sportsmen Lodge Hotel – Los Angeles

  • Near Universal Studios
  • Swimming Pool

Location: Located on Ventura Boulevard and is just 4 miles from Universal Studios.

Facilities:The hotel has a great outdoor swimming pool and spa tub. WiFi access is also available.

Accommodation: En suite with double or double/double rooms with king sized beds and air conditioning. These will be based on a bed share basis, with single bed accommodation available at an extra supplement. The rooms also feature private balconies and patios where you can enjoy the city and pool views.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.


Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information!

Subject Specific Excursions

Dolby Theatre Tour (formerly Kodak Theatre)

Step beyond the red carpet and explore the world famous home of the Oscars. Take a guided tour of this dazzling celebrity haunt, including the Dolby Lounge, and see an Oscar statuette first hand.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Visit the iconic Chinese Theatre on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard and view nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete of the theatre's forecourt.

Universal Studios

Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore the world’s largest working movie studio. Visit the four acres of historic studio lot and see sights such as Peter Jackson's King Kong 360 3-D, an eerie plane crash from War of the Worlds. Come face-to-face with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho and Witness the explosive special effects of the Fast and the Furious.

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Take your students on an exciting Group Tour of the Warner Bros. Studio lot. Tours begin at the wonderful VIP Tour Centre with a special introductory film to the world of Warner Bros followed by an exclusive tour in electric carts onto the studio lot for through one of Hollywood's most famous motion picture and television studios.


Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!

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