Explore Santa Barbara and Ventura

Santa Barbara

Located on California’s Southern Pacific coast, Brooks Institute is nestled in an area often referred to as the “American Riviera.” The campus lies between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, providing students with enjoyable weather, scenery, and activity throughout most of the year. Ideally situated among a variety of vistas and visually inspiring views, Brooks Institute is close to Los Angeles, a well-known hub for industry professionals in film, photography and graphic design.

Santa Barbara and Ventura are popular tourist and resort destinations that attract visitors from around the world. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to Stearns Wharf, a great destination for the entire family. Enjoy the conservation zoo as a place to visit or to shoot both landscaping and animals, or attend a concert in the “Bowl.” Ventura is a popular film location and home to Lake Sherwood, appropriately named after the 1922 film Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, which was filmed at the location.

Whether you enjoy outdoor recreation, fine dining, relaxing on the beach, diverse cultural experiences, or a fun nightlife, Santa Barbara and Ventura offer a variety of activities to inspire and fuel your interests. For the active person, surfing, biking, hiking and swimming are part of everyday life here.

Come visit Brooks Institute to discover for yourself why our home is a perfect place for you to study and live. All Brooks Institute’s programs are now beginning their education on the Ventura campus.

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