Woodbury University - Virtual Tour

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With over 20 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury University is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience. Our main campus, located in Burbank, CA bordering Los Angeles, is at the center of the creative economy. This virtual tour will help you explore what our Burbank campus has to offer, and get a first-hand look at the classrooms, studios, galleries and other locations that make Woodbury such an exciting place to learn.

Alumni Quad

Alumni Quad

The Alumni Quad is at the heart of Woodbury’s beautiful, 22-acre campus in Burbank. Grassy and shaded by trees, the Quad is where many campus events take place throughout the year in the beautiful Southern California weather. Its central location also makes it an ideal meeting place for students, faculty and visitors on campus.

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The Villa Cabrini Academy

Woodbury University, which was founded in 1884 and previously located in downtown Los Angeles, moved to its current Burbank location in 1987. Prior to Woodbury’s arrival, the campus was used as the Villa Cabrini Academy, a Catholic school for girls, and much of the old architecture remains today.

Los Angeles Times Library

Los Angeles Times Library

Built in 1950 and originally used as the chapel for the Villa Cabrini Academy, the Los Angeles Times Library retains its unique architectural charm and is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus. The library’s growing collection includes approximately 65,000 books, 3,000 films, 200 current print periodical subscriptions, and access to 46 research databases.

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Enkeboll Courtyard

Enkeboll Courtyard was created within the library by a group of students from the School of Architecture as part of a contest in 2006. Many campus events are held in this idyllic location.

School of Business Atrium

School of Business Atrium

The School of Business is the oldest school at Woodbury, dating back to the university’s founding in 1884. It is one of the oldest business schools in the western United States. The School of Business holds AACSB accreditation, which is granted to less than five percent of all business programs worldwide. The Atrium of this modern building hosts events and includes a live stock ticker and other information.

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The Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium

The Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium in the School of Business hosts a variety of campus-wide events.

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Woody's

Woody's

Woody’s, operated by Bon Appetit, provides students, faculty and staff with sustainable, locally-grown and organic food options. With a continuously changing menu, Woody’s offers a variety of meal plans for students. With both inside and outside seating, Woody’s is a hub of campus activity.

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School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD)

This complex of buildings houses the administrative and faculty offices of both the School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD) and the School of Architecture.

Nan Rae Gallery

Nan Rae Gallery

The Nan Rae Gallery, one of several galleries on the Woodbury campus (including the Powell Gallery in the Design Center and the Wedge Gallery in the School of Architecture complex) is home to a variety of exciting exhibits throughout the year.

Fashion Design Studio

Fashion Design Studio

Cabrini Hall/Judith Tamkin Fashion Center includes several Fashion Design Studios like this one where students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. The building also houses a collection of vintage clothing dating back to the nineteenth century.

Design Studio

Design Studio

Woodbury has several design studios dedicated to graphic design, animation and other disciplines where students get hands-on and personalized instruction, as well as excellent practical experience, in a variety of artistic and design-based majors.

Computer Lab

Computer Lab

A variety of Mac and PC-based computer labs exist throughout all four schools as well as in other locations throughout the Woodbury campus community. They also serve as classrooms for a variety of majors, including Applied Computer Science, Animation, Architecture and more.

Architecture Studio

Architecture Studio

The Naidorf Hall Studios within the School of Architecture include individual student workstations and shared critique spaces. The studios are normally used for third year students, and they can double as collaboration or gallery areas. The studios, which are available to students 24 hours a day, every day, open up to an interior courtyard that showcases full-scale student mock-ups and prototypes.

Interior Design Studio

Interior Design Studio

The interior design studios are located in Powell Gallery and the Design Center. These studios allow students to have their own desk with space to experiment and build. The studios are open 24/7 to all Interior Design students, and they provide space for critique and group collaboration.

Intelligent Lighting Laboratory

Intelligent Lighting Laboratory

The Intelligent Lighting Laboratory allows the students to simulate lighting scenarios and explore through hands-on experience the effects of light on materials and space. It allows students to question the status quo of lighting design and to develop innovative ways of using lighting in architectural spaces.

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Digital Fabrication Lab

Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL) houses a large collection of automated prototyping tools, with multiple laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC Routers, the DFL offers students the resources to explore concepts of scale, materials and assembly.

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Laser Cutter

Laser cutting is essential to the physical realization of design. Digital Fabrication Lab has four, medium format lasers with the capacity to process a large assortment of modeling and presentation materials.


3D Printers

The School of Architecture strives to meet the challenge of providing students with access to emerging technologies, in an ever-changing industry. Currently, the Digital Fabrication Lab offers eight 3D printers capable of printing plastic, gypsum powder and clay.

Wood Lab

Wood Lab

Design projects may start in the sketchbook but they quite often get realized in our Making Complex. The Wood Lab is the center of this facility. It is a place to work through the physical implementation of design.

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Power and Manual Hand Tools

In addition to its large tool collection, the Wood Lab stocks a wide variety of power and manual hand tools, all of which can be loaned to students for use outside of the shop. From power drills to palm sanders or hand planers, the Wood Lab provides students with the opportunity to access what they need.

CNC Room

CNC Room

The three-axis CNC router is capable of processing plywood, plastics and foams and is used to create 2D and 3D parts with extreme accuracy.

Material Testing Laboratory

Material Testing Laboratory

The Material Testing Laboratory is equipped for hands-on education and as a resource for cutting-edge research in the area of material science. It contains a range of equipment and technical support staff for the testing of material samples. It enhances the teaching and research experience of our students and faculty through a wide variety of hands-on testing techniques.

Sound Stage

Sound Stage

The Filmmaking major is part of the School of Media, Culture & Design at Woodbury University. Being surrounded by major film studios like Disney and Warner Bros. has its advantages. This 4,000 square foot Sound Stage offers a variety of settings and opportunities for film students to learn their craft. Students can also borrow a wide range of filmmaking equipment.

Screening Room

Screening Room

The Screening Room, along with the Sound Stage, are part of Woodbury’s Entertainment Media complex. The Screening Room offers a state-of-the-art facility for filmmaking students (and others) to screen films and projects.

North Hall Exterior

North Hall Exterior

Woodbury has two complexes to house students: North Hall and South Hall. North Hall is a three-story, air-conditioned complex separated into 11 community sections. Each section houses up to 15 students, who share a community kitchen and bathroom. North Hall also has a common central lounge, drink and snack machines, and laundry facilities.

North Hall - Single Room

North Hall - Single Room

Woodbury provides student with housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences. Housing options include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are fully furnished.

North Hall - Double Room

North Hall - Double Room

Woodbury provides student with housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences. Housing options include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are fully furnished.

North Hall - Triple Room

North Hall - Triple Room

Woodbury provides student with housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences. Housing options include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are fully furnished.

South Hall Exterior

South Hall Exterior

South Hall is a traditional single-story, coed student residence built around a courtyard in the center of the campus. Rooms are not air-conditioned but are equipped with ceiling fans. Separate community bathrooms are conveniently located in the male and female hallways. South Hall is equipped with laundry facilities, drink and snack machines, and a common kitchen. South Hall is also home to the Fitness Center.

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Judith Tamkin Fashion Center

Judith Tamkin Fashion Center includes several Fashion Design Studios where students have the opportunity to gain a hands-on understanding of fashion design as well as a collection of vintage clothing dating back to the nineteenth century.

South Hall - Single Room

South Hall - Single Room

Woodbury provides student with housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences. Housing options include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are fully furnished.

South Hall - Quad Room

South Hall - Quad Room

Woodbury provides student with housing options that fit a variety of budgets and living preferences. Housing options include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are fully furnished.

San Diego - Reception

San Diego - Reception

Entering through the front doors or through the side gate, students with Woodbury ID cards have 24/7 access to the building and their studio space. During regular business hours, that means you’ll be greeted by Sandy at the front desk! Also, adjacent to the front doors, are offices for staff and faculty and the lecture hall. In San Diego, an open door is an invitation to drop by and talk or go over a concern, anytime. And FYI, Sandy usually has a jar of chocolates at the front desk.

San Diego - Studios

San Diego - Studios

San Diego has three large studio spaces. Studio A, the smallest of the studios, is shown here. Every student is assigned a space that is their own for the semester with 24 hour/ 7 day access. The 15-foot ceilings of the repurposed warehouse provide room for installations, from drawings, to catenary structures, to CNC routered boards, to laser cut, 3D printed or handmade models.

San Diego - Digital Fabrication Lab

San Diego - Digital Fabrication Lab

The Digital Fabrication Lab is where students have access to equipment usually not included in traditional wood and metal shops—from laser cutters, to 3D printers, to a CNC router. All students have access to certification to use Digital Fabrication and some semesters optional 7-week classes are offered, exploring fabrication and design and Lab equipment.

Large wall sized doors in the Lab open its space into the adjacent yard.

San Diego - Library

San Diego - Library

Home to a dedicated collection of books on architecture and related fields as well as online resources, the Library is also where smaller lectures, meetings and exhibitions occur through-out the year.

The Library’s large windows face the school’s xeriscape yard that was once part of the warehouse loading dock.

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Lighting Fixture

This lighting fixture is from a design-build studio. Students in the studio designed and made the fixture as well as several other built-ins within the Library space.

San Diego - Shop

San Diego - Shop

The Shop is where students have access to equipment for wood and metal fabrication. All students have access to certification to use the Shop and some semesters optional 7-week classes are offered, exploring fabrication and design, utilizing the Shop’s equipment.

Housed in its own building, the Shop is close to the side gate, making it easier for students to bring in materials and supplies. With large doors along one wall, and a sunshade, there’s room to work apart from the Shop equipment.

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Sunshade

Sunshade is from design-build 4th year Studio. Design and fabrication of sunshade is student work.

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