Our graduates have worked for companies such as Artificial Life, the BBC, Big Big Games, Blitz Games Studios, BMW, Capcom, Codemasters, Code Monkeys, Creative Assembly, Crytek, Eurocom, Gusto Games, Headstrong, Jagex, Konami, Other Ocean, Outso, Razorworks, Rebellion Studios, Rockstar North, Deepsilver, SEGA, Sony, and Ubisoft Reflections. Graduates are working as concept artists, character artists, environment artists, lead artists, technical artists and director. They have also produced their own original games, including Sodium, published by Sony.
Los Angeles was a rough-and-tumble frontier town in the early 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney first dreamed of establishing a university in the region. It took nearly a decade for this vision to become a reality, but in 1879 Widney formed a board of trustees and secured a donation of 308 lots of land from three prominent members of the community – Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist; former California governor John G. Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman; and Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist. The gift provided land for a campus as well as a source of endowment, the seeds of financial support for the nascent institution.