School of Media, Culture & Design


The School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD) is a thriving, dynamic school offering many challenging degree paths designed to cultivate the next generation of creative professionals. The programs in MCD include:

  • Animation – The art of storytelling using the techniques of hand-drawn, stop-motion and computer-based animation.
  • Applied Computer Science – A unique STEM program that focuses on emerging digital practices by working with interactive environments, experiential design and human interaction.
  • Communication – Learn how to speak about, write about, promote and produce a range of communication media, from print, broadcast and film, to social media and beyond.
  • Fashion Design – An innovative program that prepares students to produce unique fashion designs in womenswear, menswear, swimwear, knitwear, activewear and tailoring.
  • Filmmaking – Learn narrative filmmaking through a comprehensive curriculum including film production, screenwriting, cinematography, directing, marketing and distribution.
  • Game Art & Design – Brings together art, animation, computer technology, sound design and storytelling in order to conceptualize and develop video games
  • Graphic Design – A visual communication program that provides the knowledge, experience and networking skills necessary to build successful careers in both digital and print design.
  • Psychology – Helps students describe, predict and explain human thought and behavior with focuses in three areas” clinical, media and research.

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Woodbury's Media, Culture, and Design School has so many programs that really connect in ways you wouldn't expect creatively. We also work together on things. So we get to collaborate and our worlds kind of connect, which is cool. And in Media, Culture, and Design School, we're all learning how to communicate our message to the world.

Woodbury's prepared me for the industry in so many different ways. They first require an internship, and it opens so many doors. And you meet so many different people. I really have improved my art skills so much and it's really thanks to this school.

I'm actually interning on the Paramount lot with a production company and I'm learning things that I wouldn't be able to get if I was just studying film at any other university. I'm actually in a production office working with real world professionals, reading real scripts, getting an experience.

The faculty that we have at Woodbury, I think, are really unique in the fact that many of them actually work in the field that they teach. For example, I learned TV writing from a woman who works in television writing. And I love her and we've created a really strong relationship. And I don't think that's something you could get in many other schools.

The benefit of Woodbury being in Southern California is that everything is here, no matter if you're animation, film, architecture. The city has everything. Los Angeles is known for its film industry, but there's so much more than that. And the fact that we're in the heart of it and we all get to experience it within the whole school is really unique.

We are next to studios. We're next to beautiful museums. We are in the pinnacle area. If you're interested in art, media, culture, or design, you should be here.