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Campus Facilities

The College’s facilities have been specially designed to meet a wide range of student needs.

South Campus

South Campus is situated in downtown Pasadena’s “Innovation Corridor” and conveniently located next to the METRO Gold Line, which connects downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley.

A 100,000-square-foot former supersonic wind tunnel, South Campus’ 950 building was redesigned by architect Kevin Daly and opened in 2004. It is home to the College’s Public Programs; Archetype Press, a unique letterpress printing facility; and its graduate Art and Media Design Practices programs. A café serving sandwiches, beverages, and snacks is available on the second floor during select hours.

A former U.S. Postal Service facility, South Campus’ 870 building was recently redesigned by Darin Johnstone Architecture into the College’s home for its undergraduate Fine Art and Illustration programs. The building opened in 2014 and includes classrooms, individual art studios, a print shop, exhibition spaces and a sculpture yard.

Hillside Campus

Located on 175 wooded acres in the foothills above the Rose Bowl, Art Center’s Hillside Campus has been home to Art Center since 1976. The main building, designated a local historic monument by the City of Pasadena, is a dramatic steel-and-glass bridge structure designed by Craig Ellwood Associates.

Hillside is home to the College’s undergraduate Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design programs, as well as its graduate Environmental Design, Film, Industrial Design and Transportation Systems and Design programs.

Art Center Shuttle

Travelling between the two campuses is easier than ever with the Art Center Xpress Shuttle. The shuttle also stops in Old Pasadena and the METRO Del Mar Station along the way. You must show a student ID to board. For route, schedule and more information, visit the Transportation page of our website and click “Ground Transportation.”

Tours

Art Center welcomes your visit. Daily tours of Hillside Campus are conducted Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m. For a tour appointment, call the Admissions Office at 626.396.2373.