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Hillside Campus

Located on 175 wooded acres in Pasadena, Hillside Campus has been home to Art Center since 1976.  

The main building is a dramatic postmodern steel-and-glass bridge structure spanning an arroyo in the San Rafael Hills, just above the Rose Bowl. Designed by Craig Ellwood Associates, it has been designated a local historical landmark by the City of Pasadena. Hillside Campus is home to the College’s undergraduate programs, Graduate Industrial Design and Graduate Film programs, administrative offices and much of the College’s faculty and staff.

Our facilities and resources provide students with a limitless array of learning opportunities. Studios, workspaces, editing bays and printmaking, photo and computer labs provide our students with the tools needed to realize their own creative vision. The Technical Skill Center offers cutting-edge tools such as the 3D Rapid Modeling Lab, CNC machines, modeling facilities and Rapid Prototyping technologies.

The Color, Materials and Trends Exploration Laboratory (CMTEL) is an integral part of the College’s design sciences and research curriculum, teaching future designers about materials technologies, color application, global trends, sustainability, design research and business processes.

The 4,600-square-foot Williamson Gallery hosts various exhibitions by noted artists, photographers, architects and designers, and two additional galleries are dedicated to exhibits of undergraduate student work. The James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library features an unparalleled collection of art and design reference materials, and our newly remodeled cafeteria serves not just as a place for meals throughout the day, but also as a place where students and faculty gather, study and socialize.


Hillside Campus Map

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