Film & Media Studies Trips to New York

From film classics like “King Kong” and “Breakfast at Tiffanys” to the ground-breaking TV hits “Seinfeld” and “Friends”, New York has been the co-star in so many memorable film and TV moments.   What better place to inspire your film and media students than by exploring the sets and famous locations of this most recognisable of world cities.  

Add in a visit to the Museum of Moving Image or a workshop at the Paley Media Center or create your own downloadable show at the revamped NBC Studio Tour and you have the recipe for an inspiring and potentially life changing experience that your students will never forget. 

 

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Media Industries: the impact of production processes, personnel and technologies on the final product
  • Media Audiences: how media organisations categorise audiences

Prices start from£699pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight to New York Arrive and transfer to your accommodation Visit to Empire State Building
2 New York TV & Movie Tour Workshop at the New York Film Academy Tickets to see a Broadway Show
3 Visit to American Museum of Moving Image NBC Studio Tour Evening meal in a local restaurant
4 Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise and Statue to Liberty Free time for sightseeing and shopping Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
5 Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight to New York
Afternoon Arrive and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Visit to Empire State Building
Morning New York TV & Movie Tour
Afternoon Workshop at the New York Film Academy
Evening Tickets to see a Broadway Show
Morning Visit to American Museum of Moving Image
Afternoon NBC Studio Tour
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise and Statue to Liberty
Afternoon Free time for sightseeing and shopping
Evening Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
Morning Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
Afternoon
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights Room Only Accommodation on Bedshare Basis
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

NBC Studio Tour

The revamped NBC tour offers backstage access to the studios, where shows like Saturday Night Live are made, as well as the historic halls of 30 Rock. Additionally, your group will learn about the entire TV production process, from writing and producing to the ways TV content gets to your home. You then get the chance to produce your own show in their brand new Tour Studio which you can download to keep for free.

Museum of the Moving Image

The museum exists to educate the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and examines their impact on culture and society. It also offers hands-on workshops as a supplement to guided tours of the Museum's exhibitions, for example Making Political Campaign Ads.

TV & Movie Tours

A unique way to get to know Manhattan as you listen to TV theme songs, answer trivia, and learn the facts about New York City. Tours available include New York TV and Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hot Spots, and a Central Park Movie Sites tour all showcasing some of the most famous places seen on screen.

New York Film Academy

The Academy was founded on the principle of learning by doing and offers workshops on the craft of film making. Workshops are 1, 2 or 3 hours long and cover topics like Digital Cinematography, Digital Editing, Screen writing and Directors Craft.

The Paley Centre for Media

The Museum presents a wide variety of programs from the collection in two screening rooms and two main theatres. The Ralph Guild Radio Listening Room offers a unique way for visitors to experience the radio collection.

Introduction to Recording

Take a 50 minute behind-the-scenes tour of a professional NYC recording studio.The students will meet professionals within the music industry who will explain the logistics and operations of a recording studio, as well as their personal experiences within the industry and educational history of recording.

Meet a Media Professional

Meet a Media Professional with a Guided Tour of NYU Tisch Film School –OR- interactive session with a NYU Film School Graduate. Optional add on to tour a recording studio.


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What you say

Radio city tour was excellent! I will book this again. This was the first time we have been and the students loved it. 

The Henley College

Radio City was fantastic, and really interesting for our production and art students as well. A brilliant tour service - you were recommended to me, and they were right. The service is fantastic. 

The Downs School

The service we received was outstanding. The organisation and smooth running of the trip was exceptional... Taking 43 kids to NYC is no easy task but EST definitely helped to make the process smooth and ensured the students had the time of their life. 

St Aidans CE High School

I have now used European study tours 4 times and I personally wouldn't use anyone else...excellent service! 

Darlington College

Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility, time and support which made the trip such a success! 

Cathedral Academy

Really positive and helpful all the way through the booking and planning process - always on hand and really personable. 

Melksham Oak Community School