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There are six Regional Centers in the Multimedia/Entertainment Initiative, the closest sister Regional Center being at Pasadena City College. each Center focuses on specific approaches to multimedia, in order to complement the other centers. The Initiative Centers and affiliated colleges hold a Media Arts Awards Competition each year to encourage and showcase the talents of community college students.

The Awards Ceremony is held in the Spring of each year for projects completed in the previous year. There are usually two locations, one in northern California and one in southern California, linked by live video technology into one state-wide media event. This year's ceremony was held at Macromedia, Inc. in San Francisco, and at the Apple Store in Pasadena.

Below is the list of Regional Centers in the Multimedia/Entertainment Initiative:

Los Angeles Valley College - IDEAS
Institute for Developing Entertainment Arts & Studies
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
Phone: (818) 947-2453
Fax: (818) 947-2610

Mission College (South Bay Regional New Media Center)
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 94054
Phone: (408) 988-2200
Fax: (408) 247-2564

North Orange County Community College District,
School of Continuing Education
(Orange County Community College District (Orange County
Digital Media Center)
1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 808-4617
Fax: (714) 808-4606

Pasadena City College (PCC Digital Media Center)
Visual Arts & Media Studies, R118
1570 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
Phone: (626) 585-7047
Fax: (626) 585-7923, or 626-798-0141
Campus website:
Director: Laurie Burruss

San Diego Community College District
(North City New Media Center)
8401 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 627-2553
Fax: (858) 627-2563

Santa Barbara City College (South Coast Regional Multimedia Education Center)
Santa Barbara Community College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
Phone: (805) 965-0581
Fax: (805) 963-7222




Last Updated: 11/4/08