Media & Technology-Driven Programs Complex (Academy Campus)
The college operates a variety of programs in the digital arts, media, communication, and broadcasting fields. These programs currently reside in 1950s era buildings that cannot support the modern infrastructure necessary for digital and online programs. A new Media and Technology complex is proposed to house these digital technology-intensive programs. The facilities will have the data, communications, electrical, and ventilation systems necessary to support these programs in the future. The proposed location is a campus site in the heart of Santa Monica’s media and entertainment district where some of SMC’s existing digital arts programs are housed. One phase of the project would renovate and add additional space to the existing building to house and expand SMC’s Communication programs. An additional phase would relocate the College’s radio station, which has outgrown its space, into a new building on the site. Moving KCRW, a nationally-recognized leader in new media and online delivery, to this site would provide a dynamic asset to SMC’s current and future media and technology-driven instructional programs.