Changing the way you arrive.
Mar Vista/Palms: New! SMC DIRECT Big Blue Bus Commuter: Runs three times in the morning and twice in the afternoon from Westside Pavilion and through Mar Vista and Palms to SMC’s Bundy campus and main campus.
Santa Monica Crosstown: New! SMC DIRECT Big Blue Bus Crosstown Line 11: Now runs every 15 minutes south on 20th Street and north on 14th Street and connects to Metro on Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.
|Santa Monica Eastside: PROPOSED. SMC DIRECT Big Blue Bus Eastside Shuttle: Begins in Fall 2007. Will run every 15 minutes connecting SMC main and satellite campuses, shuttle lot, five City parks and libraries, and eastside Santa Monica businesses.|
|Westwood/West LA: PLANNED. SMC DIRECT Big Blue Bus from UCLA, Westwood, and West Los Angeles: Begins Fall 2007. Special extension of Line 1 direct to SMC main campus.|
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With new bus routes in place, and more improvements coming, SMC is making alternative transportation an ongoing educational endeavor.
Santa Monica College Direct: Three bus routes direct to SMC at no cost to the student!
• From Mar Vista & Palms, direct service to SMC Main Campus and Bundy Campus
• Santa Monica Crosstown (Line 11), now runs every 15 minutes, connecting to Metro Rapid at both Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
• From UCLA, Westwood, and West Los Angeles, direct service to SMC Main Campus (starts in Fall 2007)
A new “mini-route” public bus line at no cost to the student that connects SMC main and satellite campuses, SMC’s new shuttle lot near Olympic Boulevard, five City parks and libraries, and eastside Santa Monica businesses. Planned for Fall 2007.
Major improvements are in planning for SMC’s most popular bus route. Big Blue Bus Line 7 on Pico Boulevard is adding Rapid 7 service starting in Spring 2008 (fewer stops, larger buses, controlled traffic signals) and is extending the line all the way to the Metro Red Line Subway.
Go Corsair Transit Pass Program
SMC is studying funding opportunities in order to expand the Santa Monica College Direct program to a full-use transit pass program. Students would be able to go anywhere, anytime at no cost or at reduced fare. There are some model programs currently operating in California.
Expo Light Rail
Construction is underway on the Exposition Light Rail Line from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. Planning and environmental studies are underway to extend the line to Santa Monica. Current schedule calls for service to begin in 2014.
A TOTAL PROGRAM
Along with these enhanced transit options, SMC’s total enrollment management program also encompasses more online classes, a City of Santa Monica-planned bike route to SMC, improved rideshare coordination, and improved parking options.
SMC Ceramics, Art Mentor Students Showcased in First Airport Art Walk
The talents of SMC’s Ceramics and Art Mentor students were on display this Spring at the first-ever Santa Monica Airport Art Walk, sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.
Ceramics students demonstrated their creative process, from molding and wheeling the clay through baking and glazing the finished designs. Students in the Art Mentor program also demonstrated their process in a large common-area studio. The Art Mentor program provides highly talented students an opportunity to work one-on-one or in small groups with mentors.
“Los Angeles County’s oldest operating airstrip, the Santa Monica Airport, is embedded with a rich historical background as the birthplace of the DC3,” says Hamp Simmons, supervisor of the city’s Cultural Affairs Division. “But it has also developed into an art and cultural incubator and is now an alluring destination.”
Venues on the Art Walk, in addition to SMC, included the Santa Monica Art Studios complex, the Frumkin and Arena One galleries, and the Ruskin Group Theatre Co.
“From this place where the founders of modern aviation, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes once leapt into the air, now artists lead into new worlds with new ideas,” Simmons added.
Dedicated to Art
Marian Winsryg is an award-winning painter and artist, an SMC art professor, and director of the College’s Art Gallery. Her recent work explores earlier themes of her work, but with images influenced by computer-generated technology. The images above are from a recent exhibition of digital prints that explores, and sometimes turns upside down, the notions of what preys on what in the animal kingdom.
Tom Fong is a native Californian with highly popular watercolor works featured in national juried exhibitions and found in many publications. He teaches widely at colleges and workshops, including at SMC’s Emeritus College, in downtown Santa Monica. Tom paints with wide flat brushes: bold, spontaneous and direct through the creative spirit of intuition and improvisation.
For an Easy, Affordable Move into American Culture…
Santa Monica College is #1 in transfers to UCLA and the University of California. Many international students choose Santa Monica College to begin their college careers because of SMC’s transfer success, high quality teaching, and low cost.
Intensive ESL at Santa Monica College will help you make real progress in college. This program offers a strong plan to help students improve their skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing English. For admission requirements and more information, you can contact SMC’s International Education Center on the main campus, or call Darryl-Keith Ogata, Director of International Programs, at (310) 434-4159. For information on the web, go to www.smc.edu/international.
SPEAK / READ / LISTEN / WRITE
20 hours a week of English instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Classes are provided at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. This is the best program to help you improve your TOEFL scores in a short time! Students can begin the academic program at Santa Monica College from any level. Classes begin June 18, 2007. Tuition is $1,500.
“Coming to a new country, it’s better to start small… SMC really helped! Intensive ESL is like a little community—you spend a lot of time with other students and the teachers are right there taking care of you!”
— Galina Inzhakova, now at UCLA in Fine Arts