Educational Sites in Los Angeles

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  • AlaraAygen
    Los Angeles, CA330 contributions
    UCLA has the most beautiful campus ever (although I am a little biased since I'm a student here). You can relax near the Janns steps, grab a coffee at Kerckhoff Hall, or take a stroll in the Statue Garden. One downside is that parking is expensive (e.g. $8 for 2 hours).
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • aclassen
    St. Malo, France177 contributions
    Very nice campus, interesting architecture. In the vicinity, many fascinating buildings of older vintage. Not too far from downtown L.A.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • 2beans2000
    San Diego, CA3,094 contributions
    A focused school of art and design which excels in animation, illustration, fashion design, game design, toy design, and more. The school has approximately 1200 students and interacts heavily with the LA creative arts and business community.

    The school also runs an excellent summer of art program for students not yet in college.

    Many professors are professional animators, illustrators, artists, and storytellers. They bring an authenticity to the classroom and students respond accordingly.

    Written 6 January 2019
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,514 contributions
    We visited this campus as part of my daughter’s SoCal college tours.

    It was a small, private campus situated in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The campus has a nice layout with classrooms centralized around a big plaza like area. It was quiet on this weekend morning but our guide told us it gets livelier when the students wake up or if we came back during the weekday.

    Most of the buildings were well maintained with modern classrooms. Some, like the library, was a bit old school with very formal sitting areas, rows of books on dark wooden bookcases, desk lamps, etc. Also here was the first “shrine” to President Obama, who attended Occidental. We were told there were two on campus as they were quite proud of having President Obama as a past student.

    There were lots of open areas on campus to hang out along with a soccer field and soon to be finished aquatics building and tennis courts for those athletically inclined. It was an easy walk but some areas like the Choi auditorium and Career Center were up a slight incline as the college was situated on the side of a small hill.

    Parking was free for everyone which was quite unusual for a college in LA.

    The Marketplace was a top rated cafeteria which was also known for its Vegan offerings. There also was a coffee shop which was owned and operated by the students where a class offered credit for their entrepreneurial experience running the business.

    Written 27 April 2019
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  • sciencerules03
    Columbia, SC225 contributions
    We visited the AFI for the graduates' showcase. The talent was amazing! The set up for the showcase was well thought out. You could see each person's work and even talk to them about their projects. Nice way to spend the evening!
    Written 12 June 2017
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  • Tipsandtreats
    Los Angeles1 contribution
    I attended a fundraising event here and had no idea such a beautiful center existed in it's neighborhood. Plaza de la Raza is an afterscool non-profit, they have classes in the visual and performing arts for ages 5-adult and is located inside of Lincoln Park in Los Angeles. (not too far away from downtown)

    There was a student art exhibit up at the time in their gallery which was pretty amazing considering the ages of some of the entries. I picked up a catalog and hope to attend some classes soon, their prices are very reasonable! More so than many other places I have looked into, and being able to learn in such a fresh, colorful and dynamic facility makes it even better. I think their site is (--) for more info. Highly recommened and very friendly.
    Written 16 September 2006
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  • RiceMom11
    California75 contributions
    1- check calendar section of web site and pick a scheduled zazen period and/or lecture
    2- arrive 30 mins early to stroll the small but lovely grounds and enjoy the many hidden corners, various sculptures, fine redwoods.... and quiet
    3- if it feels right, return and repeat......
    Written 9 September 2014
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  • Carla P
    London, UK405 contributions
    Was pleased to learn that LA is home to a museum dedicated to African American history, though was surprised on the small scale of the museum when we visited. Undoubtedly some important artefacts and key chronicles of note but the museum mainly centres on key historical figures such as MLK and prominent church leaders which we felt didn't do the rich and complex history of African Americans anywhere near justice. Whilst the exhibits / written commentary does outline the contributions of some significant African Americans in the shaping of the USA and also California since the 1800s, so much was left unsaid particularly in view of the latter 20th and early 21st century.
    The museum appears somewhat neglected and a victim of a lack of funding and imagination - you only need to visit the science museum next door to see the contrast (we didn't visit the natural history museum).
    Given the tensions in race relations in LA and the U.S. in general, the celebration of and teachings of comprehensive African American history should have its rightful place. A museum alone doesn't fix all social and cultural ills born out of the dodgy social construct of 'race' but a good museum does go some way in challenging and changing perceptions. The museum of tolerance is a notable example.
    Disappointing and sad.
    Written 6 August 2015
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