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.
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.
Our focus is to provide a personalized education from experienced faculty that promotes close student interaction and transforms our students into innovative professionals. Through our core value of excellence in teaching and learning, our students are mentored by faculty to excel in their chosen fields, contribute responsibly to the global community, and make lifelong career connections.
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. Our centers, institutes, galleries and studios provide a rich ecosystem of creativity.
Since 1884, we have built a reputation for creative, student-centered excellence and a community defined by engagement, innovation and transformation. With a long commitment to diversity, we currently serve students from over 40 nations and are designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.
School of Media, Culture & Design
Chris Sasaki is a character designer and illustrator living in Oakland, California. He works at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015). Additionally, he production designed the original short film, Sanjay’s Super Team (2015) and Weekends (2017). Currently, Chris is art directing on an unannounced Pixar feature. His past clients include LAIKA Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks, Red Cap Greeting Cards, and Jim Henson Studios. His work has been featured at Gallery Nucleus, on Cartoon Brew, New York Times, and in the Society of Illustrators yearly annual. Chris made his first venture into illustrated books with a short story collection for young adults entitled GHOST.
School of Architecture
Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA, Principal and CEO at IR Architects, graduated from Woodbury University’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 2007. Upon graduating, Ignacio developed his own distinct style as an architect and knew his goal was to start his own architecture firm. Ignacio realized that dream and at the age of 28 in 2012 started IR Architects where he has quickly become a formidable force in the competitive world of Los Angeles architecture. Find out more about Ignacio and his work through our Alumni Spotlight, as well as through his scholarship fund.
School of Business
April Gabriellé is a 1982 graduate of Woodbury and a San Diego native. She is the proud single mother of two children and the author of “The Myth of the Broken Home – Guidebook for Single Parents.” April also works as a speaker and life strategist. We asked April a few questions about her life and career since her time at Woodbury:
School of Media, Culture & Design
Alexis Marcy comes from a small town, but that didn’t prevent her from harnessing her passion for creativity and fashion and turning it into a highly coveted career developing new red carpet dresses, bridal looks and couture samples for a London-based fashion designer. Read about how, with the help of Woodbury, she turned her love of sewing into a rewarding and successful career.
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.
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.