5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207
Directions: I-75 to Exit 217 (SR 70/53rd Ave.), head west on SR 70 (becomes 53rd Ave.) to 26th St. W. Turn left (south) onto 26th St. W. SCF Bradenton is on the right between 57th Ave. W. and 60th Ave. W.
The original 100-acre campus near Sarasota Bay is located in southwest Manatee County and convenient to residents in both counties. This full-service campus holds the largest student population. All student services are available here, and the administrative offices for the College are housed at this location.
Many aspects of campus life are available at SCF Bradenton. The café, located in the Student Union, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bookstore is also housed in the Student Union and provides books for classes as well products, such as t-shirts and backpacks, that show SCF spirit. Numerous clubs and intramural sports activities are located on this campus. The Campus Ministry building is centrally positioned on the grounds. SCF Bradenton is home to the Neel Performing Arts Center and David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre where theatre productions, musical ensembles and other performances are presented. The Manatees athletic teams play their home games at this location using the athletic fields and gymnasium.
Additions and improvements to SCF Bradenton include a new 25,793 square-foot Art and Design Building that opened in Fall 2007. The building offers high-tech classrooms and labs for graphic design, drawing, photography, film, framing, ceramics and sculpture. In 2008, a renovated Music and Theatre Building opened. The 19,500 square-foot building, a wing of the Neel Performing Arts Center, has its own entrance and holds a music rehearsal room, studios, offices and practice rooms. The David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre is also housed here with an overhead catwalk system, dressing rooms, ticket office, scene shop and prop storage areas.