Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California

LCAD Main Campus
Design + Digital Media Professor, Dan Jensen

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) is located in the center of the creative arts universe. Leading action sports brands, game developers, animation and entertainment studios, design firms, art galleries and museums are located within a short distance of the College's stunning campus in Laguna Beach, CA. LCAD students benefit from elite connections with such industry leaders and partners as Blizzard, Disney, DreamWorks, GoPro Hurley, NIKE, Sony, Pixar, STANCE, Warner Bros. and many more. These high-level connections facilitate preferred access to key internships and employment opportunities. Our exclusive enrollment numbers, distinguished academic standards and educational partnerships with industry leaders ensure that LCAD students receive an unparalleled education that elevates skills and fosters the professional connections needed to succeed in today’s thriving and competitive creative industries. LCAD’s small class size empowers our esteemed faculty to give quality, personalized attention to every student. This rare level of student/instructor interaction, feedback and input accelerates personal growth and professional preparedness. 92% of LCAD's surveyed graduates are currently working full-time, with 73% employed in their chosen fields.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MFA
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, WASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation*
Art of Game Design**
Creative Writing
Design + Digital Media with Actions Sports Emphasis*
Design + Digital Media with Illustration Emphasis*
Design + Digital Media*
Drawing + Painting with Sculpture Emphasis*
Drawing + Painting*

 

Drawing**
Game Art*
Illustration with Drawing + Painting Emphasis*
Illustration wth Entertainment Emphasis*
Illustration*
Painting**
Post-Baccalaureate in Drawing & Painting*

MINORS OFFERED:

Animation*
Art History*
Creative Writing
Design + Digital Media*

 

Drawing + Painting*
Illustration*
Sculpture*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Laguna College of Art and Design's extensive foundation program gives a thorough preparation for excellence in your chosen field.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 28,100
MANDATORY FEES 0
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,746
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 12,780
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 13,322
OTHER 4,176
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $6,035 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,611 26%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 7,056 17%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,794 65%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $11,884
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 79%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 43%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 534

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 510
PART-TIME 61

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Recommended
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Not Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Required, if first-time freshman
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 60

FULL-TIME 17
PART-TIME 98
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
9.36 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
69%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
54%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
45%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
66%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
61% FEMALE
39% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Weekend Classes
Summer Session
High School Pre-College Summer Program
Post-Baccalaureate in Drawing & Painting
Cooperative Program and Credit Transfer with the Florence Academy of Art, Italy and the NHTC Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Summer European Tour Program
Internships
Career Services Office
Housing Office

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).