California Creativity

With two dynamic campuses, one on the border of Los Angeles and Burbank, one in San Diego, and a gallery space on the iconic Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Woodbury University is at the epicenter of innovative creative transformation in Southern California.


Student Engagement

We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, offering a well-rounded curricular experience that includes internships, small class sizes, study-away, civic outreach, and ensuring that all our processes and services enrich the student experience.


Transformative Experience

Our focus on personalized education and close faculty-student interaction transforms our students into innovative professionals who will excel in their chosen fields, contribute responsibly to the global community, and make lifelong career connections.


Innovative Thinking

Creative thinking is a core value of a Woodbury education. Our students, faculty and alumni will inspire you through their stories of ingenuity, achievement, excellence and entrepreneurialism.


130 Years of Excellence

We have a long tradition of educational excellence. Since 1884 our institution has built a reputation for creative professionalism and a community defined by engagement, innovation and transformation.


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Since 1884 Woodbury has been a leader in education.

With over 20 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

Our students grow in their chosen field and leave with hands-on experience, real-world connections, and a top-tier education. Notable Woodbury alumni have built thriving businesses, run magazines, established accounting and design firms, become notable fashion designers for film and television, won design competitions, built award-winning buildings, held public office, and led growing organizations.

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Alumni Stories
Duy Nguyen Story

School of Media, Culture & Design

Duy Nguyen

Duy is a co-founder and creative director of Santa Monica-based GNAH Studios, a design agency specializing in entertainment, branding and licensing. Throughout his career, Duy’s clients have included Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinemas, Twentieth Century Fox, ESPN, Hasbro, Mattel, Simon & Schuster and Warner Bros. Duy’s work has been recognized by The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, Communication Arts and Print.

Alumni Stories
Henry Cheung Story

School of Architecture

Henry Cheung

Woodbury University alumnus Henry Cheung graduated from the Master of Architecture program (MArch) in 2013. After his graduation, he joined Bestor Architecture in Los Angeles and has worked on such high-profile projects as the Beats by Dre headquarters in Culver City, California. Bestor Architecture was founded in 1995 by architect Barbara Bestor. The office engages Southern California as both the site and subject of architectural and cultural production to create contemporary environments

Three locations across Southern California

Los Angeles - Burbank

7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504

Located in the San Fernando Valley, the Woodbury University campus lies adjacent to the Verdugo foothills near the Angeles National Forest. The school straddles the dividing line between Los Angeles and Burbank, providing students with the best of both cities ranging from world-class film and entertainment studios to the LA Fashion District to the region’s thriving creative and startup community.

San Diego

2212 Main St,
San Diego, CA 92113

Woodbury San Diego occupies a renovated warehouse in the Barrio Logan district. Sited between downtown and the naval shipyards, the campus is a center of cultural and architectural activity in a diverse neighborhood populated by families, artists, and community leaders. Faculty and students play an active role in shaping the future of the area through events, workshops, and outreach.


6518 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, the Woodbury University Hollywood gallery (WUHO) provides a welcoming space for multi-disciplinary, boundary-crossing collaboration and supports the study and practice of the design disciplines.