UCLA Extension

Au Pair Weekend Courses

Arts & Entertainment

Performing Arts and Visual Arts

This unique and exciting program will help you, as an au pair working in the United States, to gain the most from your American experience. The program can also satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. Most au pairs can earn all the hours they need by completing two of our very affordable, 3-day weekend courses, plus pre-assignments.

Learn about American culture and history through an in-depth look at the fields of entertainment and the arts! Through a combination of classroom discussions, hands-on workshops, and field trips, you will experience what one of “the creative capitals of the world” has to offer. You can even take one track in each city on separate weekends.

Courses are offered throughout the year in Los Angeles and New York City through UCLA Extension. Find courses to fit your schedule.

Course Descriptions

L.A. in the Spotlight
Performing Arts: Theater, Music, TV/Film

Deepen your understanding of the performing arts through classes, hands-on workshops, and excursions throughout Los Angeles. Participate in workshops on drama and music, taught by artists in the field. Learn about the history of the film and TV industry, with a particular emphasis on Hollywood. You will have an opportunity to see a live performance, as well as tour some of the most famous theaters and concert halls in Los Angeles. Throughout the weekend, this course places an emphasis on creativity and the importance of using it in your personal and professional lives.

Visual Arts: Art, Architecture, Photography

Deepen your understanding of the visual arts through classes, hands-on workshops, and excursions throughout Los Angeles. Participate in workshops on art and photography, taught by artists in the field. Learn about art history and its influence on social media and pop culture today, as well as street art throughout Los Angeles. Explore the area’s architecture and visit several well-known museums. You will also practice your photography skills during a Hollywood photo challenge. Throughout the weekend, this course places an emphasis on creativity and the importance of using it in your personal and professional lives.

A Taste of New York
Performing Arts: Theater/Broadway, Music

Deepen your understanding of the performing arts through classes, hands-on workshops, and excursions throughout New York City. Participate in workshops on drama and music, taught by artists in the field. Learn about the history of drama, with a particular emphasis on Broadway and the importance of the New York theater scene. You will also have an opportunity to see a live performance and visit the famous Broadway theater district. During the weekend, this course places an emphasis on creativity and the importance of using it in your personal and professional lives.

Visual Arts: Art, Architecture, Photography

Deepen your understanding of the visual arts through classes, hands-on workshops, and excursions throughout New York City. Participate in workshops on art and photography, taught by artists in the field. Learn about art history and see some of New York City’s most recognized architectural landmarks, as well as visit one of the city’s many world-famous art museums. You will also get the opportunity to practice your photography skills at Times Square, and other famous Manhattan locations.

Learn more about Au Pair Weekend Courses.

Register here.

You may contact the APW Program Coordinator, Kelli Dougal, by phone: 385-355-4674 or email (preferred):
L.A. – aupairweekend@uclaextension.edu or NYC – apw.nyc@uclaextension.edu.