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BMC Performing Arts and Media Students Take the Trip of a Lifetime!

Earlier this year a group of BMC staff and students travelled across the globe to Los Angeles, USA, to visit an exciting selection of Hollywood sites. The students, who all study Performing Arts or Film and TV Production at BMC, visited an array of famous sites including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, the […]

Earlier this year a group of BMC staff and students travelled across the globe to Los Angeles, USA, to visit an exciting selection of Hollywood sites.

The students, who all study Performing Arts or Film and TV Production at BMC, visited an array of famous sites including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, the Warner Brothers Studio, and Disneyland; helping students to further expand their knowledge of the Performing Arts and Film and TV Production industries.

Josh Williamson, who studies BA (Hons) Digital Film Production at BMC, attended the trip. Josh said ‘I really wanted to go on the L.A. trip because I knew it would inspire me and have a huge impact on my own film work. The city also captures my love for music. The trip has definitely inspired me to carry on working towards my goal of being a film director in the near future. I really enjoyed the Warner Bros. studio tour that some of the group had the opportunity to attend: it was very factual and helped me to understand what it would be like to work for this company one day in the future.’

Jade Yeow, Performing Arts lecturer at BMC, commented ‘Los Angeles is the Creative Capital of the World and the epicentre for American TV and film production, so this was a hugely beneficial trip for both the staff and students! The trip has shown our students the huge range of job opportunities that exist in the worlds of Performing Arts and Film and TV Production. From sitting on the Central Perk sofa from the hit TV show ‘Friends’, to being sorted into a Hogwarts house by the sorting hat, to being shrunk to the size of a hobbit using the most up-to-date camera equipment, the entire trip was a huge learning experience and a lot of fun! We had guided tours through the backlots of a range of film sets, and enjoyed looking behind the scenes. We even had a lesson in how the sound was created for the Oscar winning film ‘Gravity’!’

BMC offers a range of courses in Performing Arts and Film and TV Production, from Level 2 through to degree level. Whilst studying at BMC, Film and TV students benefit from a vast array of state-of-the-art facilities including brand new production and editing suites, high quality cameras, lighting and sound equipment, and even one of the largest infinity green screens outside of London! In addition, Performing Arts students are able to rehearse in brand new studios, and regularly perform in Melton Theatre, a fully commercial 340-seat venue housed at BMC’s Melton Campus.

Successful BMC alumni include Max Smith, who now works in film visual effects. Max has worked on Oscar and BAFTA winner Gravity, a sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Max has also had the opportunity to work on films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Doctor Strange, among many other exciting pictures.

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