When the famed Flyte Tyme recording studios of music producers Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis relocated to California, the Edina building was left vacant. Now, it’s been transformed into the Minneapolis Media Institute, a technical college that teaches skills from music engineering to video game production.

According to former students Shannon Brunet and Liz Bushaw, the facility’s history-which includes recordings of albums by Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey-makes the student experience extra special.