MAD is an amazing high school experience in Santa Barbara where students can find their tribe, tell their story, and thrive academically.

The MAD Academy is a four year "school within a school" at Santa Barbara High School. Students take an integrated curriculum comprised of pre-AP, Honors & AP level academic requirements & college classes in Graphic Design, Film, Photography, Social Media, & Web Design.

The MAD Academy is a strong and genuine community that focuses on educating the whole student.

Students participate in both grade specific and community service trips to build tighter bonds with each other, learn leadership skills and support organizations that are making a meaningful and positive impact on our world.

MAD students become proficient digital storytellers - a skill
that will serve them well in today’s marketplace.

Leveraging world class equipment and production facilities, and under the guidance of industry professionals, our student
auteurs design and produce amazing work that reflects their unique style and voice.

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MAD Spotlight

Summer Film Camp

Summer 2018 was no time for relaxing in the warm Santa Barbara sunshine as the Multimedia Arts & Design Academy(MAD)...

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Santa Barbara High MAD Academy Students Get Firsthand Experience on Commercial Product Shoot

LA production company teaches students how to use equipment, storytelling and editing for commercial footage…

Service Trip to Mexico Impacts Lives of Students and Local Families

Santa Barbara High MAD Academy builds houses for people in Valle Redondo...

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