Creative and professional photographs require up-to-date knowledge of the tools and techniques of image capture and processing. This series of classes will not only enhance your skills but inspire your creativity using your iPhone, point-and-shoot camera, or DSLR.

With courses developed in conjunction with the Ernest Brooks Foundation, and in collaboration with UCSB Professional and Continuing Education, Brooks at UCSB is proud to bring the next generation of photography education to the community for the first time.

Join award-winning photographers and former faculty members of the Brooks Institute of Photography, as well as special guest instructors, as they guide you through the curriculum with a hands-on approach. This distinguished group of educators is part of a 70-year tradition of excellence in photography, video, and digital arts.

Our faculty is committed to student success with proven teaching methods that include lecture, demonstration, collaboration, and inspiring challenges. From the first day of classes, students learn by doing, enhancing their technical skills and creative abilities.

Whether to enhance the creativity in your school or business presentations or take your artwork to the next level, the courses now offered in photography and the digital darkroom (Photoshop and Lightroom) will inspire you! 

Fall 2019 

Winter 2020

Spring 2020

  • Photo Boot Camp II, ART X405
  • Basic Photoshop, ART X402

Summer 2020

  • Basic Lighting for Photography, ART X409
  • Sports Photography, ART X417



A limited number of scholarships are available for Brooks at UCSB classes. For more information or to apply, please click here. (Please note: you will need to download the PDF to save your responses in the interactive form.)

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