Los Angeles as a Learning Lab

For more than 100 years, Los Angeles has been the unrivaled entertainment capital of the world. And you needn’t look too far to find Syracuse University alumni in some of the entertainment industry’s most pivotal roles. Through the tremendous achievements of those alumni, SU has gained an international reputation for preparing students to excel in the field.

With the SULA Semester, SU is taking this strength to the next level—joining with our “community of experts” to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the business from the inside. Through SU’s bold approach to education, students will continue to take what they learn in the classroom and test their knowledge in real-world situations, igniting an exchange of ideas that benefits all.

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Across “el Charco”

Across “el Charco”

By Jose Blanco

The leap of faith is something that is almost inherent to the city of Angels. People here talk about their scripts, documentaries, start-ups, million dollar movie ideas, acting careers, at a day-to day basis; making dreams and what many would call ”irrational” ambitions more tangible than ever before. In LA, you always feel like you […]

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When you least expect it . . .

When you least expect it . . .

By Maria Cristo

If there is one thing that I have learned in Los Angeles it is that if you want to get ahead in the TV and Film industry, you have to know people. Ever since I discovered this I have been trying to meet as many people as I possibly can. One day, on an airplane, […]

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Stay Hungry My Friends

Stay Hungry My Friends

By Dan Bayliss

Some people eat to live, but I live to eat. Cheesy, but especially true for me. A semester observing the inner workings of Hollywood make me realize there are a lot of lunch meetings, A LOT. While some may say that’s mixing business with pleasure, I just consider it a double serving of the latter. […]

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LA IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

LA IS NOT FOR EVERYONE

By Dan Buczakowski

I’m one of the few people that has no interest in moving to LA after this semester is over.  It’s just not my style.  The prices are high, the traffic is terrible, parking is a nightmare, and a minimum wage job will not earn you enough for your own room in an apartment.  Not everything […]

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