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Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna College of Art and Design is college with 514 students located in Laguna Beach, CA.

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Laguna College of Art + Design has a location like no other, in a beachside community that lives and breathes creativity -- Laguna Beach, California. Our extensive foundation program gives a thorough preparation for excellence in your chosen field. Our curriculum uses the latest technology and upgrades in hardware and software. And our dedicated faculty and small student-to-teacher class ratio creates an intimate educational environment designed for your success.

Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and in Painting.

LCAD is one of an elite number of institutions that has both regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (www.wascweb.org) and national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (http://nasad.arts-accredit.org). We get especially high marks for our use of technology and the liberal arts in the art and design curriculum. Our graduates are career-ready and receive assistance from the Office of Career Services and its many contacts in the art market and industry. Being an hour from Los Angeles puts you close to museums, galleries, the entertainment industry, and graphic design studios. Our faculty includes experienced professionals in their field; all are accomplished educators.

Low tuition and access to scholarships and financial aid make this great education affordable. Housing assistance is available to those who need it. We are dedicated to your success as creative professionals. At LCAD, great art matters--and so do you!

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 514
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Geography 3% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 34% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 46%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 0%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Ethnicity Unknown 18%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: pre-admission summer program reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling personal counseling veteran's counselor financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): internships cooperative education double major visiting/exchange student program independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Fine/Studio Arts (41%), Illustration (28%), Graphic Design (19%), Game and Interactive Media Design (10%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media. Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

President Jonathan Burke
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 15
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 73 : 26
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 43.3% accepted of 490 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Talent Ability

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Volunteer Work, Recommendations, Academic GPA, Class Rank

Also Considered: Work Experience, Application Essay, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 2
Math 0 2
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2
Academic Electives 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

August

1

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,380 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $34,916
$30K-$48K $36,236
$48K-$75K $34,163
$75K-$110K $34,463
$110K+ $34,096

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,500 Same as On-Campus
Housing $12,002 $13,322
Books $1,656 $1,656
Total (before financial aid) $40,158 $41,478

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 71% $5,318
Federal Scholarships/Grants 38% $4,108
Institutional Grants 100% $7,036
Other Federal Grants 4% $1,333
Other Loans 9% $11,043
Pell Grants 34% $4,428
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 24% $8,792
Student Loans 71% $6,749

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

53% of students graduated on time.

63% of students graduated in six years.

84% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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