Ventura, CA – Monday, August 15, 2016 – With deep regret, Brooks Institute today announced that after 70 years of training media and visual arts students, it will close its doors on October 31, 2016. Students, faculty, and staff were informed of the closing at a meeting with school representatives on the morning of August 12, 2016.
“Although we had hoped that we could reinvigorate Brooks Institute, recent changes in economic and regulatory conditions have had a significant, prolonged negative impact on the institution,” said Kristen Howard, Brooks Institute, Transition Officer. “Our tireless attempts to mitigate this impact through contraction, strategic planning and innovation were sadly unsuccessful.”
Brooks will cease enrolling new students immediately and will not resume teaching classes this fall. However, Brooks will continue to offer administrative and student services support through October 31.
About Brooks Institute
Founded 70 years ago, Brooks Institute educates students in the visual and media arts. Based in Ventura, California, Brooks offers bachelor’s degrees in fields including professional photography, graphic design, film and visual journalism. In addition, the institute offers a master of science in scientific and technological imaging and a master of fine arts in photography.
Green Planet, the parent company of Brooks Institute, purchased the company in June 2015.
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