Monday, November 15, 2010
Jeremy Roloff and the Brooks Institute of Photography
Potential big happenings in the world of the Roloffs. Jeremy Roloff has been accepted to the Brooks Institute of photography...in Santa Barbara, California.
We first heard talk that Jeremy was interested in the photography school last year. Actually, Jeremy has a lot of friends (not necessarily just the ones that have been seen on the show) that attend 4 year colleges. As we've reported before, Jeremy has a lot of friends and girl friends that are never talked about or hinted about on the show contrary to what the most recent of episode might have portrayed. Many of those friends go to 4 year colleges and universities. Jeremy spent last year visiting quite a few of them while he attended Portland Community College. Apparently he loved the college atmosphere and wanted to transfer, even applying to places like Oregon State University. This is also when we heard Jeremy was interested in attending a photography school.
When Matt and Jeremy went to California last month, while Matt was hush-hush about the reason or purpose, apparently one of their stops was at Brooks in Santa Barbara.
Visitors to Roloff Farms for pumpkin season on the last weekend (which was after the Matt and Jeremy trip to California) reported asking Jeremy about his future plans regarding college, he was telling them that it looks like he might be going to a Photography school in Santa Barbara, California (where Brooks is located).
And now multiple friends have said Jeremy told everyone that he indeed did get accepted to Brooks. Congratulations Jeremy! :-)
However, one of his friends informed us that Jeremy told him that he isn't totally sure he is going yet -- but getting accepted is the first step of course. Will Jeremy leave his beloved Oregon and all of his friends and family, and Jacob Mueller to attend a school in another state? That remains to be seen, but we can confirm that Jeremy did apply and was accepted.
You can check out their website to see what they're all about.
The Digital Photography School That Offers Training
in Filmmaking, Graphic Design and
Are you considering photography schools, film schools, or graphic design schools? Brooks Institute is designed for anyone who aspires to a career in photography, filmmaking, visual journalism, or graphic design. Whether you are completely new to the field or seek new skills to advance an established career, Brooks' educational philosophy of "learning by doing" can provide you with the artistic, technical, and business expertise needed to succeed.
Classes are taught by world leaders in professional photography, motion picture, visual journalism, and graphic design at beautiful locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California. From this base you will have the opportunity, literally, to explore the world. In this era of global communication, Brooks will continue to offer a responsive, active, and innovative training in photography, filmmaking, photojournalism and graphic design.
Apparently, not all reviews of Brooks are stellar, although I suspect you can find disgruntled former students at just about any institute. There appeared to be some controversy with Brooks in the mid 2000's -- they were reportedly investigated for misleading recruitment practices. Former students claimed they were promised job placement upon graduation, however, there were no jobs and they were in debt to the tune of around $100,000. We can't confirm the legitimacy of the people contributing to the article linked below of course, but there appears to be several disgruntled ex students.
Here is another article with some statistics about Brooks.
However, as I said, I think you could probably find detractors for any learning institution, just as many would sing their praises. Here is one that highly recommends Brooks as a leader in visual arts and photographic education.
We knew people would be curious in learning more since Jeremy has been accepted so we thought we'd pass those links along for your information or to dismiss as you wish.
Posted by Spiritswander at 8:08 AM