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W E L C O M E ! W h e t h e r y o u a r e a n e w s t u d e n t , c a m p u s v i s i t o r o r j u s t l e a r n i n g m o r e a b o u t u s , o u r A c c e s s G u i d e w i l l h e l p y o u n a v i g a t e y o u r v i s i t . W e h a v e i n f o r m a t i o n f o r t h o s e v i s - i t i n g o u r c a m p u s e s , a s w e l l a s p l e n t y o f h e l p f u l t i p s f o r n e w s t u d e n t s m o v i n g t o the Pasadena area. Be it long-term or just for a day, we hope you will enjoy your visit here.

Y O U R V I S I T W e e n c o u r a g e a l l s t u d e n t s i n t e r e s t e d i n a p p l y i n g t o A r t C e n t e r t o m a k e a n a p p o i n t m e n t w i t h a n A d m i s s i o n s c The appointment will include advice on portfolio development and assistance with admission and financial aid information. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, and can be reserved by calling the Admissions Office at 626.396.2373. SET UP o u n s e l o r .

TRANSPOR T A T I O N P a s a d e n a i s l o c a t e d a b o u t 3 0 m i l e s , o r 4 5 m i n u t e s , f r o m L o s A n g e l e s I n t e r n a - t i o n a l A i r p o r t ( L A X ) a n d a b o u t 1 6 m i l e s , or 30 minutes, from Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport (BUR).

Visit the Art Center website at artcenter.edu for driving directions to our campuses, or call 626.396.2246.


We welcome visitors to our campuses. Tours of Hillside Campus are avail- able by appointment and are conducted Monday through Friday at 2 pm. For more information and to make an appointment for a tour, call the Admissions Office at 626.396.2373.

Tours are not available during breaks between terms. Signing up for the cam- pus tour does not include a counseling appointment, which must be scheduled separately.


Prime Time Shuttle (Door-to-Door/Hotel) 800.733.8267 or 310.536.7922 primetimeshuttle.com

Super Shuttle (Door-to-Door/Hotel) 800.829.2305 or 310.782.6600 supershuttle.com


We also welcome applicants to visit the South Campus. Tours can be arranged by calling 626.396.2251.

To Hillside Campus (location of all undergraduate programs, Industrial Design and Broadcast Cinema graduate programs and Admissions Office), 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103:

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    Catch the LAX FlyAway bus to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles ($7 fare).

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    At Union Station, take the Metro Gold Line into Pasadena.

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    Exit the Gold Line at Memorial Park Station.

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    Walk to the corner of Holly Street and Marengo Avenue to catch the

51 Arts Bus to Hillside Campus. Be sure to check the bus schedule ahead of time as this bus does not run frequently.

To South Campus (location of Media Design and Art graduate programs, and Public Programs), 950 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena 91105:

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    Follow the directions from LAX to the Gold Line.

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    Exit the Gold Line at Fillmore Station, and walk west to Raymond Avenue.

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    Continue south on Raymond for 3/10 mile to South Campus, located on your left.

FlyAway Buses usually run every half hour during the day, and hourly after 1 am. Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time by calling 866.435.9529 or visiting lawa.org/flyaway.

Metro Gold Line: 800.266.6883 or metro.net/goldline

Pasadena Arts Bus: 626.398.8973 or ci.pasadena.ca.us/artsbus


Shuttle service to Pasadena is avail- able from Burbank. Taking public transportation from Burbank Airport is challenging. The best route is to take a Metrolink train to Union Station, then catch the Gold Line to Pasadena. (See LAX directions for getting to campus from the Gold Line.) Metrolink: 800.371.5465 or metrolinktrains.com


Amtrak Passenger Trains Ask about student discounts. 800.872.7245 amtrak.com


Greyhound Bus Line 1716 E 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 800.231.2222 or 213.629.8401 greyhound.com


The Metro Gold Line is the light rail system that runs through Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles. 800.266.6883 or 800.COMMUTE mta.net or metro.net

Pasadena Arts Bus Bus service is provided from Old Town Pasadena and the South Lake Avenue shop- ping district to Art Center’s Hillside Campus. Hours vary. 626.398.8973 ci.pasadena.ca.us/artsbus

Foothill Transit Authority (local buses) 100 S. Vincent Ave. Suite 200 West Cordova, CA 91790 626.967.4608 (M–F 8–5) foothilltransit.org


MTA Bus The MTA 50/51 bus stops at the corner of Linda Vista Avenue and Lida Street. From there it is a 3/4-mile, uphill walk to Hillside Campus.

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