11th January 2006




Students at the University of Lincoln in Hull will be hoping to get a glimpse of some of the film industry’s biggest stars at the Golden Globe Awards when they fly out to Los Angeles next week (Monday 16th January).


Forty-four students from the Department of Creative Technologies are going on the trip of a lifetime to the creative cultural capital of the world where they’ll experience student life at the University of Southern California and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros Studios.


The trip follows on from last year’s visit to the Big Apple where students took part in the production of a New York based music programme.


The students are from a range of courses including Audio Technology, Media Technology and Games Design.


Senior lecturer John Hamlin says it will be an invaluable learning experience: “One of the highlights of the trip will be the visit to the University of Southern California (USC) where many of world’s most acclaimed directors, producers and writers started out.


“Every year since 1974 a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema - Television has been nominated for an Oscar which serves as a mark of the school’s prestige within the industry. Their alumni include film directors Ron Howard and George Lucas.


“The students will get the chance to talk to their counterparts at USC and find out about campus life and how it differs from their own experiences. In previous years students from the University of Lincoln have studied post-graduate courses in America. Hopefully this trip will open their eyes to the opportunities available to them.”


The group will arrive in LA in time to witness the star-studded Golden Globe Awards. They will also take a tour of Hollywood, experience the Walk of Fame, visit the Kodak Oscar Theatre and enjoy a day at Universal Studios.


The group will fly out to LA on the 16th January from Heathrow and return to the UK on 21st January.   


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Press Officer

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