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Innovative film, graphic design, and photography training

Brooks Institute is a supportive and creative community where students can pursue their dreams of careers in the visual and media arts. At our campus in Santa Barbara, California, we offer career-focused training that encourages our grads to make a meaningful contribution to the creative workplace.

Brooks Institute represents passion, vision, and the pursuit of excellence. The goal of Brooks Institute is to help each student gain the skills and confidence necessary for them to succeed in their chosen fields. The energy generated by students and staff pervades our campus and our programs.

At Brooks Institute, insightful, seasoned professionals guide students through an experiential learning environment where the focus is on learning-by-doing. Financial aid is available for those who are qualified. Our career services department can assist our grads to develop their careers.

Brooks Institute Programs

Brooks Institute is one of the most highly regarded photography schools in the United States. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Professional Photography and the Master of Fine Arts in Photography. We also offer:

• Visual Journalism – Bachelor of Science
• Film – Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Graphic Design – Bachelor of Fine Arts

Contact Brooks Institute today for complete information on our student-focused professional training programs.

Financial Aid

We know that education can represent a significant personal commitment, and we make financial planning assistance available to all enrolled students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and staff members are available to assist students in exploring funding options, completing paperwork, and meeting filing deadlines.

Career Services

The education programs offered at Brooks Institute are designed to prepare students for successful careers. The Brooks Institute Career Services Department is dedicated to providing advice and information to Brooks students and alumni as they develop their careers.

We can assist students and alumni in assessing their career goals and guide them in the direction of employment opportunities in their field. Although we cannot guarantee employment to any Brooks grad, we will do whatever we can to help our alumni succeed in their chosen fields.

For innovative film, graphic design, and photography training, Brooks Institute is a recognized leader. Contact Brooks Institute today and get your application started!

Brooks Institute
27 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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27 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film (Bachelors)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design (Bachelors)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Professional Photography (Bachelors)

Bachelor of Science - Visual Journalism (Bachelors)

Master of Fine Arts - Photography (Masters)

Brooks Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. The Accrediting Council for IndependentColleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

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