About this Branch

FMC Chicago opened in 2007 on the beautiful Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. The stunning glass and steel facade of this award-winning building is directly across from the Art Institute on South Michigan Avenue and adjacent to Orchestra Hall. FMC Chicago is also within walking distance of Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and some of the most spectacular outdoor art and architectural wonders.

FMC looks forward to strengthening its longstanding relationship with the great production and post-production communities in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Learn about training financing, custom scheduling, special rates, our satisfaction guaranteed policy, and much more on our training amenities page.


Class Hours: All FMC classes run 10:00am to 5:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to assure that training starts on time.

Meet our Staff

Zach Finch

Zach Finch

Branch Manager
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Zach Finch holds a BFA in Theatre with a minor in Advertising from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in the theatre and in film since high school as a performer and as a marketing specialist. In addition to his work in the arts he has several years of sales, customer service, and facility/retail management experience. Zach is excited to join the Future Media Concepts team and is here to assist you in all of your digital media training needs.

Philip A. Clark

Philip A. Clark

Regional Account Manager
Chicago, IL & Boston, MA
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Philip A. Clark holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Mass. at Boston and has spent the past 4 years living and working in Qwanju, South Korea and Shanghai, China where he was a Corporate Business English Instructor for Web International, serving global brands such as Kia Motors and Compal Corporation. Prior to that, Philip was an executive for Strategiweb, LLC.; an IT multinational company based in Manila, Philippines. Philip served as operations manager for their Boston office. He brings a solid background in account management, sales and marketing to our Cambridge and Chicago offices. Please contact Philip for all your digital media training needs.

Directions and Accommodations

Address

55 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312.566.0400
Fax: 312.566.0404

Toll Free: 877.362.8724

Email: [email protected]
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CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) TRAINS

Elevated ("El") Train Lines: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, or Purple

  • Exit downtown at Adams/Wabash
  • Walk South on Wabash (1) block to Jackson Blvd. and cross to the south side of the street. The office entrance is about 20 feet from the corner of Jackson and Wabash.

Elevated ("El") Train Line: Blue

  • Exit at Jackson/Dearborn
  • Walk East on Jackson (2) blocks to Wabash Ave; The office entrance is about 20 feet from the corner of Jackson and Wabash on the South/East side.

Union Station Train

  • Exit at Adams and walk East, over the river, 9 blocks to Wabash Ave.
  • Turn right (South). The office is 1 block south on Wabash to Jackson on the South/East corner of Jackson and Wabash.

OR

  • Exit on Jackson and take CTA bus # 151 Sheridan Northbound to Jackson and State
  • Walk East on Jackson 1 block to Wabash Ave).

The office is about 20 feet from the corner of Wabash and Jackson.

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) BUSES

A number of bus lines also stop nearby. Check the CTA website www.transitchicago.com or call 1-888-YOUR CTA for details.

DRIVING FROM INDIANA

Indiana toll road (90) to Chicago Skyway to Dan Ryan Expressway (90, 94) to Congress East exit. East on Congress to State St. Head North (left turn) on State St. to Jackson Blvd. and turn right (East) on Jackson and drive 1 block to Wabash. The entrance to the office is on the left about 20 feet east of Wabash on Jackson.

DRIVING FROM SOUTH SUBURBS

Dan Ryan Expressway (90, 94) to Congress East (Loop exit). East on Congress to State St. Head North (left turn) on State St. to Jackson Blvd. and turn right (East) on Jackson and drive 1 block to Wabash. The entrance to the office is on the left about 20 feet east of Wabash on Jackson.

DRIVING FROM WISCONSIN AND NORTH SUBURBS

Edens Expressway (94) into Kennedy Expressway (90, 94) to Loop, exit Monroe Street East. East to State St. Turn Right (south) on to State St. and drive 2 blocks South to Jackson. Turn left (east) onto Jackson Blvd. and drive 1 block to Jackson/Wabash.

DRIVING FROM WEST SUBURBS

Eisenhower Expressway (290) east (290 becomes Congress Parkway in Loop) to State St. Head North (left turn) on State St. to Jackson Blvd. and turn right (East) on Jackson and drive 1 block to Wabash. The entrance to the office is on the left about 20 feet east of Wabash on Jackson.

DRIVING FROM SOUTHWEST SUBURBS

Stevenson Expressway (55) to Lake Shore Drive (41). North to Jackson Blvd. West on Jackson (left turn) to Michigan Ave. North on Michigan to Adams. (turn left). Drive one block to Wabash (turn left). Drive one block south to Jackson.

DRIVING FROM O'HARE AIRPORT AND NORTHWEST SUBURBS

Kennedy Expressway (90) to Loop, exit Monroe Street east. East to State St. and turn right (south). Drive two blocks to Jackson Blvd. Turn left (East) onto Jackson Blvd. and drive 1 block to the corner of Jackson and Wabash.

TRAVELING FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT

Walk 0.1 mile North from 5600 S. Cicero Ave. to 55TH & Cicero Ave. Take CTA bus # 55 Garfield Westbound. At the Midway CTA Bus Terminal, transfer to the CTA Orange Line Train. Exit downtown at Adams/Wabash. Walk South on Wabash 1 block to Jackson Blvd.. and turn left (East). The office is about 20 feet from the corner of Jackson and Wabash.


PARKING

Imperial Parking
60 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
or
200 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312-236-7748

Standard Parking
55 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-269-0109

Park One
410 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312-939-9898


ACCOMMODATIONS

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
One South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312.558.1020
Website: http://www.lq.com
Accommodations travelers want, value you expect.
At La Quinta Inn & Suites® our guests enjoy great comfort, quality and value with outstanding amenities.

  • FREE Bright Side Breakfast® with hot waffles, cereal, yogurt, coffee, juice and more
  • FREE high-speed Internet
  • FREE Fitness centers at Inn & Suites locations
  • Comfy beds in spacious rooms, and more
  • New LCD Flat Screen TV’s with HD Channels
  • Fridge and Microwaves in King Rooms

Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan
75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312.357.6400
Website: www.clubquarters.com
Mention Future Media Concepts for our discount
Valet Parking: $36/day
Parking Garage: $20/day
111 E. Wacker Dr.
Validate parking ticket at front desk for discount

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-free: 866.581.5466
Tel: 312.726.7500
Fax: 312.917.1707
Website: www.hiltonfamilychicago.com
Rooms start $100-$459
Valet Parking: $38/day
Self Park: $35/day

Hotel Sax (formerly House of Blues)
333 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Toll-free: 877.569.3742
Tel: 312.245.0333
Website: www.hotelsaxchicago.com
Rooms start $129-569
Valet Parking: $42/day

Chicago Hilton & Towers
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312.922.4400
Website: www.hilton.com
Rooms start $109-$400
Valet Parking: $45/day
Self Park: $41/day

Allerton Crown Plaza Hotel
701 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.440.1500
Website: www.theallertonhotel.com
Rooms start $85-235
Valet Parking: $45/day

Burnham Hotel
1 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Reservations: (877) 294-9712
Tel: 312.782.1111
Fax: 312.782.0899
Website: www.burnhamhotel.com
Rooms start $230-$400
Valet Parking: $40/day

Congress Plaza Hotel - on Michigan Avenue by Grant Park
520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 312.212.8192
Website: www.congressplazahotel.com
Rooms start $89-$219
Valet Parking: $32/day
Self Park: $27/day

W Hotel
172 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-free: 877.946.8357
Tel: 312.332.1200
Website: www.starwoodhotels.com
Rooms start $169-$600
Valet Parking: $44/day

Club Quarters, Central Loop
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312.214.6400
Website: www.clubquarters.com
Mention Future Media Concepts for our discount
Valet Parking: $36/day
Parking Garage: $20/day
318 S. Federal St (2 blocks from hotel)
Validate parking ticket at front desk for discount

Best Western
1100 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Toll-free: 800.780.7234
Tel: 312.922.2900
Website: www.bestwesternillinois.com
Valet Parking: $24/day
Rooms start $119-209
6:00 am to midnight only (has in & out privileges)
No SUVs

Also see:
www.hotels.com
www.priceline.com
www.hotwire.com
For hotel proximity to FMC Chicago, see: www.batchgeocode.com