SBCC Dual Enrollment

sbcc_logoThe Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Dual Enrollment Program consists of college classes offered at our local high school sites and as well as enrollment opportunities for high school students interested in taking a class at our main SBCC campus or online. This website will provide you with an overview of enrollment procedures and frequently asked questions to help you enroll as a Dual Enrollment student. We believe that participating in this program will ease the transition from high school to college and encourage you to keep pursuing postsecondary education. This program is a true win-win for the high school, SBCC, parents, and most importantly the students. For more information, visit

Bond University, Australia

bond_university_logoMAD Academy and Bond University have signed an Articulation Agreement whereby MAD students are granted advanced standing status (ie. transfer credits) toward a Bachelors degree at Bond University, Australia. Bond University is Australia’s leading university with a total student population of just 4,000 (including undergraduate and graduate students). The staff to student ratio is 1:11 and it’s alumni work for the worlds leading corporations and startups all over the world. Bond is located on the Gold Coast (about 1 hour flight north of Sydney) which is famous for  it’s white sand beaches, warm water and lush landscapes.

The advanced standing arrangement applies to the following degrees at Bond University:

  1. Bachelor of Film & Television – credit given for 8 MAD classes.
  2. Bachelor of Interactive Media & Design – credit given for 8 MAD classes.

MAD graduates are therefore able to obtain a Bachelors degree at Bond University in just 1 year and 4 months.

To learn more, visit the USA microsite for Bond University at

MAD Elective/SBCC Class Descriptions

MAT105 – Intro to Media Arts
Overview of the major multimedia applications for design, photo processing, web design, authoring and video. Describes the strengths of each program and integration for production. 3.0 Credits.

MAT131 – Digital Imaging
An introduction to the image processing capabilities of PhotoShop to create and edit images and to prepare images for various media. No prior knowledge of PhotoShop is required. Includes Tools Selection, Channels, Layers, Filters, Text, Brushes, Effects, Masks, Adjustment Layers. 3.0 Credits.

MAT112 – Digital Drawing
Introduction to digital drawing through the powerful art tool Adobe Illustrator. Create vector-based artwork that translates well to other graphic software and media. Create icons, characters, illustrations, interface elements and patterns. Work with type, native 2D shapes, 3D effects and vectorized bitmaps. 3.0 Credits.

MAT149 – Social Media and Social Networking
The use and creation of media content in developing, integrating and leveraging social networks and applications. Through integration of a variety of social networking applications, students learn about how the creation of media content helps to establish network and communities of shared professional and personal interests. Includes online applications Wikis, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Facebook, Digg, etc., and their use as media-oriented platforms. 3.0 Credits.

PHOTO109 – Photography
Introduction to basic photographic processes: camera controls; exposure controls; black and white and color scanning; composition; lighting; computer digital imaging; basic photo assignments and projects. 3.0 Credits.

FP114 – Non-Linear Editing
Overview of desktop non-linear video editing, including acquiring digital video and combining and editing source material to create complete digital movies. Topics include basic editing techniques; adding and altering audio; titling; and outputting a finished digital file. 3.0 Credits.

FP175 – Film and Video Production
Introduction to the film and video production process, including scripting, story-boarding, pre-production planning, budgeting, casting, shooting, lighting, sound and editing in both studio and location settings. Students write, produce, direct and edit a personal project and participate in group assignments and projects. 3.0 Credits.

FP276 – Production II: Commercial Applications
Advanced concepts and production skills specific to creating music videos, commercials and corporate/industrial video, from conceptualization through post-production. Protocols, history, conventions and trends in each area are discussed. Students work collaboratively to conceive, develop and produce three representative projects. 3.0 Credits.

MAT132 – Digital Imaging II
Advanced Photoshop/Illustrator course which builds on skills learned in MAT 131 and MAT 112. Focus is on creative concepts and experimentation for advanced projects. 3.0 Credits.

PHOTO190 – Photojournalism
Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories, and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash, and electronic processes for contemporary publication. 3.0 Credits.