ArtCenter is comprised of two campuses in Pasadena – one is called Hillside Campus and is located above the Rose Bowl Stadium area, the other is called South Campus and consists of three buildings, known as “870” (S. Raymond Ave.), “950” (S. Raymond Ave.) and “1111” (S. Arroyo Blvd.). All gradID classes are held at Hillside Campus in our Studio (Rooms 122-123), Room 105, or a computer lab.
The following offices are available at Hillside Campus:
CSE (Center for Student Experience)
Cashier (moved to the 1111 S. Arroyo Blvd. building)
Cafeteria / Student Dining Room
Student Gallery & Williamson Gallery
Parking at Hillside Campus is at the south end (far end) of the campus in the Student Parking Lot. The Student Parking Lot is closest to the gradID Studio, first floor, Room 123. Parking is free but requires a parking sticker, issued by Security.
There are three buildings that comprise South Campus: 950 and 870 South Raymond Avenue, and 1111 South Arroyo Boulevard. 870 houses Fine Arts, 950 has the Public Programs offices and classes, along with Graduate Art and Graduate Media and Design Practices departments, and the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography. The 1111 building has the Illustration and Graphics departments as well as a number of administrative departments like the Cashier, Accounting, Development, Marketing & Communications. There are satellite offices of the Library and the Student Store as well.
New Student, Family, and International Orientations
Please look for emails from ArtCenter and the Center for Student Experience (CSE) regarding orientations. CSE has established a page on InsideArtCenter and a Facebook group as an extension of the orientation program. The CSE coordinates the Family program and encourages your family to stay connected with the CSE by joining the ArtCenter Family Facebook page. International Orientation, mandatory for all international students, is an opportunity for students to learn about American culture, as well as ArtCenter culture. More information may be found on the New Student Orientation page at InsideArtCenter under the International section.
You will receive an email from the department with the date, time and location of your department orientation.
CAMPUS LIFE (AND HOUSING RESOURCES)
- ArtCenter Off-Campus Housing listing: https://www.facebook.com/ACCDHousing/
- ACCD All Majors: Got Work Get Work: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ACCDGETWORK/
- ArtCenter Lost and Found: https://www.facebook.com/groups/876315565757790/about/
- Cops on Lida: https://www.facebook.com/groups/376054835747181/
- ArtCenter Student Store (Follett): Hillside and South campuses, (626)396-2227.
- Blick Art Materials: 44 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, (626)795-4985
- HobbyLobby: 641 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502, (818)559-1398.
MODEL MAKING SUPPLIES
- Finishmasters (automotive & industrial paint): 5470-78 W. Pico Blvd, LA 90019 (they moved out of Pasadena), (323)934-3177.
- Silpak (polyurethane & silicone mold & casting materials): 830 N. Victory Rd., Burbank, CA 91502, (818)985-8850 .
Pasadena Transit: Pasadena has its own easy and affordable bus system. Route 51/52 provides weekday service throughout Old Pasadena, with stops at both campuses. https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/pasadena-transit/. ArtCenter runs a free shuttle service with two shuttles Monday-Friday 7am-11:30pm, and one shuttle Saturdays 7:15am-8:45pm during terms. TripShot is the ArtCenter Shuttle app.
LA Metro: Metro Gold Line Fillmore Station is located one block north of South Campus connecting students to the Metro rail and bus system serving all of Los Angeles County. https://www.metro.net/. The ArtCenter shuttle stops at the Memorial Park, Del Mar, and Fillmore Metro stations.
Metro Bikes: Pasadena also offers Metro’s bike-sharing program, allowing registered riders to pick up a bike at more than two dozen stations located throughout Pasadena. https://bikeshare.metro.net/
Driving in LA: If you are unfamiliar with driving in Los Angeles, you may find this article useful: https://www.tripsavvy.com/driving-in-los-angeles-1586574.
PASADENA AND ENVIRONS
Pasadena, nestled against the San Gabriel Mountains, has great shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities. The City of Pasadena website is a useful tool. Below are links to event and information pages.
Pasadena events: https://www.visitpasadena.com/events/
Hotels: https://tinyurl.com/y8qaowvxor visit the City of Pasadena directory at https://www.visitpasadena.com/discover/business/?type=accomodations
Shopping: https://www.visitpasadena.com/itinerary/shopping-excursions/Old Town Pasadena’s main area runs along Colorado Boulevard between Fair Oaks Avenue and Arroyo Parkway. Paseo Colorado with more shops, restaurants and movie theater is just east of that area as well.
Museums and Gardens: Pasadena is home to a number of museums and gardens, most notably the Norton Simon Museum, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, The Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, Descanso Gardens in La Canada. https://www.visitpasadena.com/memorable-museums/and
Information about Los Angeles: ArtCenter website information http://www.artcenter.edu/student-life/living-in-los-angeles/overview.htmlor the LA Convention and Visitors Bureau website https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/
It is approximately 45-60 minutes to get to the nearest beach, and about 20 minutes to get into Hollywood or downtown LA.