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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.

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

100+ Museums

Los Angeles At A Glance

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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.

  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
  • Cinespia Movie Screenings
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Disneyland
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disneyland
  • The Getty
  • Griffith Observatory
  • The Hollywood Bowl
  • Hollywood & Highland Shopping Center
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Los Angeles Zoo
  • San Diego Comic Con
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Sunset Strip
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  • The Greek Theatre
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Warner Bros. Studios

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.

  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Echo Park Lake
  • Griffith Park
  • Hollywood Reservoir
  • The Hollywood Sign
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Malibu
  • Santa Monica State Beach
  • The Santa Monica Beach Path
  •  Venice Beach Skatepark
  • Venice Beach
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    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. Choosing the right student housing is not only about finding a place to live but also about creating a nurturing environment that supports your academic and personal growth.

    By starting your search early, you'll have the chance to explore a wide range of housing possibilities and make an informed decision. Our Housing & Visitor's Guide provides essential information, including application deadlines, housing costs, and details about the different on-campus and off-campus options available to you.

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    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.