Animation Program Updates 

Animation Facilities Update #3

Dear School of Film/Video students, faculty and staff, 

We want to take a moment to update everyone on the CalArts Town Center animation space (formerly referred to as the Princess space) and construction/remodeling activity on campus to repair the Character and Experimental Animation areas damaged by the overflowing cooling tower on June 5.

  • Because of a lease issue, our move-in dates for the CalArts Town Center space have been delayed. That is now resolved and we have begun the moving process.
  • As the School of Film/Video and CalArts Facilities move equipment and furniture to the space, time is needed for configuration and setup of the student workspaces, cubicles, offices and meeting rooms.
  • Student tours of the new site have been postponed for now during the move and set up. We expect the space to be ready in the next few weeks. We will provide more information very soon, including additional details like meal service and transportation schedule. 
  • Until CalArts Town Center is ready, there are a number of drop-in computer labs (found in rooms A109, F105, E105 and E60; A108 access to follow in a couple weeks) available for use on campus, 24 hours a day, when classes are not being held in the labs. The class schedules for the labs can be found on Film/Video’s 2 Pop website and on the lab doors.
  • Abatement and cleanup continue in the damaged spaces on campus. We are choosing architects and designers to develop a plan to reconstruct, remodel, and enhance the affected areas. As a safety reminder, please stay out of the construction areas. There is currently no access to A115/A116 (Experimental Animation) or A221 (Character Animation) due to the renovation work. 

We will continue to update you on our progress. Please see the special Animation Facilities webpage [] which  houses all the reconstruction and space updates.  

Thanks to our Film/Video community for their continued support and patience as we work through these challenges together. See you on campus! 

Abigail Severance                                       Jesse Smith
Interim Dean                                               Vice President for 
School of Film/Video                                   Operations and Facilities