Arcadia Commons Campus

ARCADIA COMMONS CAMPUS

Anna Whitten Hall

Located downtown Kalamazoo on the Arcadia Commons Campus, the 55,000-square-foot Anna Whitten Hall, features 15 classrooms, a library, computer lab, bookstore, new media art gallery and outdoor relaxation areas. Opened in 2004 and named for in honor of longtime Board of Trustee’s member Anna Whitten, Anna Whitten Hall offers a full range of student support services are available including admissions, records, registration, transcripts requests, pay station, counseling, financial aid, tutoring services and student activities. The facilities and services of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, as well as other downtown institutions, are frequently used to supplement the students' learning experience.

Center for New Media

The Center for New Media, located on the college’s Arcadia Commons Campus, offers career-based, industry-standard instruction for all aspects of digital design and web development. Opened in 2004, the Center for New Media prepares students for careers in animation, graphic design, illustration, multi-media/video, web design and development and studio art.

The state-of-the-art facility features 11 classrooms and computer labs operating on both Mac and PC platforms specifically created for drawing, fine art, photography and videography, 3D animation, web development and software training, several practice and production labs including a print and prepress production lab and a lighting lab, five galleries showcasing student artwork, designs and projects, offices and conference rooms for faculty and student meetings, and Design Crew Offices: a designated student office space specifically created to provide a unique and private environment to nurture creativity in the approach, application, and management of project work for outside non-profit clients.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers a multi-sensory glimpse into our region's past and insights into our future. A 60,000-square-foot educational resource in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, it provides children and adults with hands-on learning opportunities in history, science, and technology. The museum seeks to develop cultural, historical and scientific literacy through innovative permanent exhibits, special traveling exhibitions, planetarium programs, and family events. The newest feature is The Innovation Gallery, an all-new science exhibit and interactive space.