It was a busy day at Oxbridge at UCLA, with so many majors and minors embarking on exciting field trips this afternoon. Thanks to our amazing faculty, students have many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
The movie business minor, for example, went to the rooftop lounge of a ritzy Beverly Hills hotel to practice pitching their script ideas – it wasn’t too unlike what most writers lucky enough to be pitching can hope to experience!
Meanwhile, psychology students took in the Museum of Tolerance in Century City. The moving exhibits and commentary helped give more dimension to their classroom discussions.
Finally, our acting students had the incredible opportunity to see a live taping of an episode of the hit Disney Channel series “Raven’s Home”! They waited in line outside the studio on Sunset Boulevard until it was time for the audience to be seated, and were happily surprised to learn that it was one of the show’s star’s birthdays! Everyone left with an autographed memento of the day. We’re so excited that our students got to see professional sitcom actors in, well, action!
But we weren’t done yet! After their classes, students met in our lounge to welcome guest speaker Joe Twist, a successful composer with experience scoring films. They loved hearing his unique perspective as an industry professional with a job that holds so much interest for the budding musicians and filmmakers in our program.
Finally, we ended the night with a high-energy karaoke and dance party in our office! So many students ventured out to sing favorites old and new, from The Eagles’ “Hotel California” to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA”! We interspersed the music with dance breaks to songs like Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” and They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul, not Constantinople”. It was exhausting, but in the most fun way imaginable. We were so excited to see our students sharing their talents and enthusiasm!