By virtue of its technology, unequalled in any of Utah’s higher education institutions, the CAM pushes SLCC’s learning facilities into a new era of capability while still honoring a traditional past.
“The whole thing is about students,” says Neil Vanderpool, associate dean for Communication and Performing Art, who has been involved in the project since construction began over two years ago.
“Construction is probably the wrong term. It was deconstruction because they were taking some of the old building and refitting it,” says Vanderpool. He recalls a day “standing in the middle of the current sound stage and it’s a dirt floor. There are no walls, there’s nothing around it.”
In that spot today is the new sound stage and television studio, both in use for students.
“It’s about the opportunity that this brand new building brings to students, and how can students now be connected to the technology, to the opportunities that are in that facility?” says Vanderpool.
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