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, Design + Digital Media, 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 and national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design . 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.