College Profile: Laguna College of Art and Design

 
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Laguna College of Art and Design (commonly referred to as LCAD) is an excellent private college located in Laguna Beach, California. LCAD has a small student body with an average enrollment of 360 students. The college offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts with focuses on a number of specific art fields, these include Painting and Drawing, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Design, and Game Art. A Minor is available in Sculpture. The school also offers a number of hybrid programs, allowing students to take classes from two majors to further broaden their area of study. In 2006, the college added a graduate program leading to a Master of Fine Arts in Painting, with an emphasis on representational and figurative art, the only one of its kind in the western U.S. Satellite MFA facilities, and mentors who are practicing artists and teachers, are in nearby Los Angeles. Also in 2006, a formal partnership was created with the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Students may take summer classes in Florence and obtain credit toward their degree at LCAD. The college is well known for its infusion of liberal arts in the professional training provided students and for the integration of technology throughout (see below). The campus is wireless, meaning students may connect with the internet anywhere on site. All students have laptop computers. Visual communication studios have the latest computers and software relevant to the fields of study. Most of the faculty have industry connections. There is a career placement office that keeps students and alumni notified of internships, commissions, and part- and full-time employment opportunities. An Industry Open House is held each spring, attended by representatives from galleries, publishers, graphic design offices, and animation and game art industries.
 
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA
92651
949-376-6000 (general)
949376-600-0223 (financial aid)
949376-600-0231 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The Laguna College of Art & Design prepares women and men for careers as creative artists and designers in a culturally and ethnically diverse world through a curriculum that emphasizes the acquisition of skills based on observation, representation, and concept development. The college is committed to offering its curriculum through accredited degree programs that imaginatively combine studio work with academic studies and to sharing its resources with the broader community through continuing education and exhibition programs.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Rural: Fringe
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Laguna College of Art and Design Website
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
353 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
444 Fall Applicants40 Total Dormitory Capacity
176 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeYes Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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