Brooks Institute of Photography
The Santa Barbara environment is ideal for photography, and groups of Brooks' students making photographs are a common sight.
Among photographic subjects are historic architecture, seacliffs, exotic wildfowl in botanic gardens, and colorful pageantry, all in a quiet, clean community of great beauty. The climate is mild, and the people are friendly.
What will I need? Where will I live?
You'll need a 35mm camera, a 4x5 view camera, and accessories. A car will be necessary. There is no on-campus housing, but our Student Services maintains a listing of current rentals. At times we can offer temporary housing at nominal rates. A room in a private home is about $550 a month; a onebedroom apartment is about $850 a month. Some students rent a large apartment or house with three or four bedrooms, and share the cost.
How do students finance an education at Brooks?
Most students rely on a combination of sources: grants and loans, if they are eligible; part-time work; savings;
help from the family. Some merit scholarships are available from the Institute after the first year. Our Financial
Aid office can supply more information about loans, grants, and scholarships.