Center for Media & Design

About the Center For Media and Design


About CMD


Santa Monica College is reconstructing, reconfiguring, and expanding our current entertainment and technology facilities on Stewart Street, transforming the complex into the visionary Center for Media and Design.

A Dynamic New Campus

The new Center for Media and Design at Santa Monica College has state-of-the-art spaces fostering collaboration, creativity, and innovation in programs of film, animation, graphic design, architecture, interior architectural design, media broadcasting, digital media post-production, journalism, Esports, promo pathways, and our bachelor’s degree program in interaction design.

Advanced, Collaborative Spaces

This 3.5-acre campus houses a two-story, 80,000-square-foot Media and Design instructional facility with an 180-seat auditorium, a large production suite with control booths for broadcasting and film, multiple editing bays for post-production work, high-end computer classrooms, and a radio broadcast suite as well as classrooms, collaboration spaces, and other student support services and amenities. 

At the center of the complex is a beautiful 18,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard with water features and an outdoor performance stage. A seperate three-story building for KCRW is a part of the courtyard and a seven-level parking structure equipped with EV charging stations is on Campus adjacent to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Competitive Edge

Some 2,000 students take classes or work on individual or group projects on the campus. Students have competitive internship opportunities at KCRW, which is housed on the campus, as well as at numerous nearby tech and media companies.