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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Why I participated in SULA

Why I participated in SULA

By Adam Hazem

I knew that I had participate in the SULA program when I first heard about it. There were many people who asked me why I would leave the comfort of driving in Syracuse, and my friends and family and go to do my last semester in Los Angeles. My answer was, “Really?!” I would be […]

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What You Ought to Be

What You Ought to Be

By Pedro Bringas

If there’s something I’ve come to realize as a result of living in Los Angeles’ and working in entertainment industry for the past six months is that ‘passion’ is really overrated. Yeah I said it, but when every person you encounter on your day-to-day interactions is a passionately aspiring director, writer, producer, actor or agent, […]

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PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING

PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING

By Jacob Arbittier

Coming into this semester I had the assumption that the acting business is about pounding your head to the pavement every day in a flash of unfocused energy. The reality is that’s a good way to keep spinning your wheels. LA isn’t this golden land that if you show up to several auditions you’ll suddenly […]

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A SEMESTER OF REAL LIFE

By Chris Deal

The SU semester in LA was the difference between knowing what an AD is and having one yell “lock-up” in your ear. Each week here seemed to offer new opportunities to try new things and explore an exciting, and complicated industry. I was lucky enough to learn and participate on set as a PA for […]

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