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North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood
Ridge Walk Academic Complex (near Sixth College)
Arts and Humanities Building, 10th floor

  • Working hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Closed for lunch between 12 and 1 p.m.
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Driving directions

From the South (heading northbound on Interstate 5):

Take exit 28B for La Jolla Village Dr. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto La Jolla Village Dr. In approximately one mile, continue onto North Torrey Pines Rd. Turn right onto Muir College Dr. Continue one block past Scholars Dr. North and enter the parking structure for the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

From the North (heading southbound on Interstate 5):

Take exit 29 for Genesee Ave. Use the right two lanes to turn right onto Genesee Ave. In 0.7 of a mile, take the left two lanes to turn left onto North Torrey Pines Rd. After 0.8 of a mile, use the left two lanes to turn left onto Muir College Dr. Continue one block past Scholars Dr. North and enter the parking structure for the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

Public Transit and UC San Diego

Several mass transit routes serve the campus and surrounding area. UC San Diego offers different programs that provide discounted transit access for faculty, staff and students. Learn more >>


painting of women, children and men picking tomatoes

Art of the Soviet Era

In 2021, collectors Ann and Joel Reed donated 12 pieces of Art of the Soviet Era to UC San Diego. This extraordinary gift is now installed in the Arts and Humanities Building. If you are interested in viewing the art, please contact us today.


Arts and Humanities Facilities

Arts and Humanities Building

The Arts and Humanities Building in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is home to the:

  • Office of the Dean
  • Department of History
  • Institute of Arts and Humanities
  • Analytical Writing Program
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Literature

Spaces in each area, including conference and meeting rooms and outdoor locations, are managed directly by the coordinating office, departments and institutes.

General inquiries:

Department of Music

  • Conrad Prebys Concert Hall: Designed by famed acoustician Cyril M. Harris, this 350-seat concert hall is a world-class venue for contemporary chamber and small ensemble music.
  • Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater: 150-seat concert and theatrical space with a “black box” design, featuring a configurable room acoustic made possible by Meyer Sound’s Constellation electroacoustic architecture.
  • Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall: 150-seat auditorium designed for intimate performances and lectures with the added functionality of surround sound diffusion when desired.
  • Mandeville Auditorium: 800-seat hall that was fully renovated in 2018, Mandeville Auditorium is suitable for a full range of events, from dance, music, and theatrical productions to conferences, lectures, and other special events.


Mandeville Auditorium Rental Request Form  (online version)

Department of Theatre and Dance

Located within the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District 

  • Arthur Wagner Theatre seats 99 audience members, and has a full sound/light/stage management booth and dressing rooms.
  • Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building: three dance studios are arranged along a curving path, defined by a curved wall and anchored to the west by a fourth box. The complex comprises approximately 14,000 feet. One of the studios, Dance Studio 3, can be transformed into a 120-seat black-box theater.
  • Galbraith Hall houses the department's main office (GH 202), faculty and graduate student offices, four large rehearsal rooms,the Arthur Wagner Theatre with dressing rooms and a stage management booth, and lab facilities for our undergraduate and graduate designers.
  • Mandell Weiss Forum seats 400 audience members around a thrust stage
  • Mandell Weiss Theatre is the largest of the theatre spaces in the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts. It is a a proscenium theatre that seats 500 audience members.
  • Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is a black box theatre that seats up to 417 audience members depending on the configuration of the space.
  • Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre s a black box theatre that seats 100 audience members in its current proscenium configuration.


Department of Visual Arts

  • The Mandeville Center: visual arts class and conference rooms, staff offices, student advising, an electronic lab, the Adam D. Kamil Gallery, the undergraduate wood and metal shop, as well as the Mandeville Art Gallery.
  • The Visual Arts Facility: visual arts faculty and graduate student studios, a seminar room, the graduate photo lab, a computer lab, the graduate wood, metal, and machine shop, three galleries, a performance space, a sound lab and a screening room.
  • The Structural and Materials Engineering building: 183,000 square foot building houses a community of artists and engineers which includes two dedicated arts studios, a gallery and a state of the art paint booth. The Envision lab, also located in SME, is an experiential teaching facility where visual arts and engineering students are empowered to think, design, make, tinker, break and build again.