Arts and Entertainment
L.A. in the Spotlight
Tracks: 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 around Los Angeles, you will experience what “the creative capital of the world” has to offer. This course has two tracks to choose from: Performing Arts or Visual Arts, as described below.
Courses are offered throughout the year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA Extension). Find one to fit your schedule.
Course Track Descriptions
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.
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You may contact the APW Program Coordinator, Kelli Dougal, if you have questions. Email is preferred.