The L.A. metro area is the country's leading artistic center, where one of every seven workers is employed in a creative industry. While Los Angeles is famous for its year-round idyllic weather, ethnic and cultural diversity, and sprawling metropolitan area, it’s the entertainment industry that attracts the world’s most talented artists and those who hope to join their ranks. The work of filmmaking, visual effects, animation, game design, and TV production happens here. The industry’s biggest names – Disney, Blizzard, DreamWorks, Riot, Nickelodeon, Netflix – reside in LA, miles or even yards from Gnomon’s classrooms.
Arts & Culture
L.A. is full of inspiring art and diverse cultural experiences, with more museums and theaters than any other city in the country.
Exploring the city, you’ll recognize many iconic locations from both film and TV, and be drawn in by the exciting creative spirit that binds its artistic community together.
The Great Outdoors
Southern California offers one of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments on the planet for those seeking inspiration, relaxation, or fresh air.
The pleasant, year-round weather offers the perfect escape to a variety of outdoor destinations, including world-famous beaches, snow-covered mountains, and gorgeous desert landscapes—all within a few hours of Gnomon’s campus.
74° Average High Temperature
13.2 Million Population
140+ Different Nationalities
200+ Identified Languages Spoken
1 in 7 Workers are Employed in a Creative Field
500k People Employed in Entertainment & Digital Media
1800+ Film, Game, VFX & Animation Studios
Los Angeles At A Glance
A City for Artists
In no other city on earth, do aspiring artists have access to a similar array of resources within a culture and economy built on the creation of art. In fact, there may be no better location, and at no better time in history, to be an artist looking to develop their creative passion into a self-sustaining career.
Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, home to people from over 140 countries who speak more than 200 languages. Ethnic communities like Koreatown, Chinatown, Thai Town, Little Ethiopia, and Little Tokyo contribute to the vibrant, multicultural city Los Angeles is today.
The Food Scene
Widely regarded as one of the world’s top food destinations, L.A. is home to a diverse selection of restaurants and eateries. From neighborhood taco trucks to 5-star restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, residents enjoy a vast array of cuisines from around the globe.
We understand that student housing can be an integral part of your college education. Learning and living in a diverse community of like-minded peers is a transformative experience that can prepare you for your career and a lifetime of making valuable connections. We recommend students begin to explore housing options several months before their expected move-in date. Please see our Housing & Visitor’s Guide for more information.
Many incoming students find value in connecting with their future classmates to share housing postings and find roommates via Gnomon’s Facebook Housing Page. To gain access to this group, please speak with an Admissions Representative.
While many Gnomon students choose to commute via car, those who don’t drive or live within walking distance of campus typically rely on rideshare or public transportation. Uber and Lyft are popular choices in Los Angeles, with many students budgeting in some funds for safe rides to and from campus, especially for late-night classes.
More of a public transportation person? Explore LA’s public transportation network, which includes subways, light rail, buses, and shuttles to nearly every corner of the Greater Los Angeles area. The city’s six fast, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly rail lines offer visitors a desirable and efficient way of getting from one destination to the next.