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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“Coming To You from Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, it’s Con

“Coming To You from Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, it’s Con

By Joe Fournier

Travelling to Los Angeles has been a dream of mine for longer than I can remember. After now having spent the past three-plus months in the City of Angels, I can say that it has been everything I could have imagined and more. Being a musician and composer, I came to LA with the goal […]

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I’m going to write some words about LA

I’m going to write some words about LA

By Justin Drapkin

Sun. Food. People. Opportunities. Those are just a few of the words that I thought of while typing. I have a lot to say about LA but that’s not what I’m going to do here. Instead, I’m going to talk about why I recommend taking part in SULA. Firstly, the traffic is terrible and going […]

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Clarity & Confusion

Clarity & Confusion

By Isha Damle

This semester in LA has given me a lot of clarity but also kind of confused me. Being here and getting a first-hand view of what the film industry is like through my internship has prepared me for what the general common processes of starting out are. I would’ve never had any grasp of assistant […]

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A light bulb went off

A light bulb went off

By Brendan Germain

Los Angeles’s program has been, if anything, a wake-up call. It was a needed yank on the rug, which lay underneath me, and a harrowing look at where I am fulfilled. Pragmatically, it is not in this city, though how would I have known that without coming here? It has been – needless to say […]

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