Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna College of Art and Design


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Recent Reviews

Madison
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I am in love with the school and feel truly valued and cared for being there. I have already learned more than I ever expecte...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am in love with the school and feel truly valued and cared for being there. I have already learned more than I ever expected from only my first year. It is truly a wonderful atmosphere filled with passion and love. Being surrounded by people who are exactly where they want to be is refreshing and inspiring

Kathryn
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"I love it. Enough said," is what I would say had I not been required to write more to fill in the blanks. I don't know what ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

"I love it. Enough said," is what I would say had I not been required to write more to fill in the blanks. I don't know what you want me to say! I love this school! The teachers in my department are awesome and hilariously relatable! My fellow students and I share a mutual understanding in the ways of bullshitting our way through finals with the power of caffeinated beverages! WE DRINK COFFEE LIKE SHOTS OF TEQUILA WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY????!!!

Breeya
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Laguna College of Art and Design is awesome. I am actually an incoming transfer student so I don't have too much to say besid...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laguna College of Art and Design is awesome. I am actually an incoming transfer student so I don't have too much to say besides what I've seen through two tours and accepted students day, however I can tell that from attending this college, I'll gain and learn a great deal. The environment and setting is very beautiful as well. The only thing that I do not like about the school is how limited on campus housing is and the lack of food options. Though this is the case, it will not stop me from attending.

Wendy
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Laguna College of Art + Design, or LCAD, is an incredible private art school with a vast amount of opportunities for their st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Laguna College of Art + Design, or LCAD, is an incredible private art school with a vast amount of opportunities for their students as well as their alum. They have partnerships with big-name companies, such as Blizzard and Vans, and they offer their students an extensive education where after four years, they come out well-rounded individuals. Though a small school, LCAD has slowly expanded, offering better equipment and newer courses and providing a better education at every step of the way.

Abigail
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I am a current student for my Bachelor's in Drawing and Painting with sculpture emphasis. I absolutely love this school-every...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a current student for my Bachelor's in Drawing and Painting with sculpture emphasis. I absolutely love this school-everything from its beautiful and unique location down to the heavy emphasis on classical-art training, presentation, and observation. I feel extremely confident with my choice of going here. The faculty is incredible, with their creative successes and their dedication to helping their students improve technically and imaginatively. The school is very small, but that allows for more intimate and effective classroom instruction.

Ailed
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LCAD is unlike your typical college or university. Not only does it stand apart due to its specialisation in artistic ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

LCAD is unlike your typical college or university. Not only does it stand apart due to its specialisation in artistic careers, but it’s small environment makes it for a very personal educational experience. A little over 500 students attend this institution and its student body is only growing to increasing publicity and renowned art programs. Studio classes are kept to twenty students and under which allows for students to work closely with professors. The professors themselves come from heavy experienced backgrounds straight from the art industries including animation, illustration, game art, and design.The instructors and the staff do a great job of preparing students for future careers by having close connections to big industries and conditioning their classes to represent a professional environment. Students leave LCAD with a strong understanding of fundamental art principles, and many are able to find employment and internships related to their field of study. The housing LCAD offers can accommodate a very limited number of students (about 60) and is reserved for incoming Freshmen. However, off-campus housing coordinators are able to help students finding nearby housing, as well as to help students find roommates. Off-campus housing usually tends to be less expensive than the housing the school offers so it is something good to consider. In terms of other accommodations for the students, LCAD has yet to offer more. Due to its small size, LCAD does not offer what big universities do like cafeterias, clubs, or sports. Though due to increasing demand and student population, the schools is bound to offer more of these facilities for incoming students in the years to come. The school does host events for the students, often including free food and fun activities, which can allow students to meet other members of the small close-knit community. It’s library houses a great collection of art books and resources for the students, including anatomical references, films, and an enormous e-book catalog. Students will find there is always something to attend to in regards to school activities. Safety is a big concern at LCAD, and the staff is well-equipped for any scenario. The school has it’s own alert system and a campus officer. There are notifications sent out to students whenever there is bad weather, heavy traffic, accidents, and other types of dangers. The school’s location is not the most ideal since it’s nestled in a canyon right before a very busy road. Students must exercise caution when driving or crossing this road, especially for students coming out of state who are not familiar with California drivers. That is one of the biggest concerns in terms of safety for this school. The canyon in which LCAD is located does have its beauty however, and it’s very close to the beach. Students who enjoy being outdoors will enjoy the natural environment surrounding the school. I would recommend students who want an independent lifestyle, a personalized education within a small community, and an environment where free creativity is encouraged, will thrive at this school.

Paulina
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Overall my experience at LCAD has been a great one. Sure it could be bigger, but what is really important to me are the class...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall my experience at LCAD has been a great one. Sure it could be bigger, but what is really important to me are the classes. I have learned so much in my classes, and the professors are not only great artists but they also seem genuinely invested in our growth. Additionally, the college provides us great resources with workshops, guest speakers and counseling. There could be improvements made to administration, and the student lounge, but I can overlook that based on the education I have received thus far.

Alain
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Personally, I think that LCAD is a good college to attend for students who are serious about working in the art and enterta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Personally, I think that LCAD is a good college to attend for students who are serious about working in the art and entertainment industry. The college is hidden away in a small valley before the downtown area of Laguna beach, with a single road that is usually busy with traffic. Expect a couple of delays when driving down to college every once in a while. Now as previously said, the college is a great place for students who are serious about working in the industry. The college does this by teaching the fundamentals of drawing to students, and reinforcing the knowledge that they already have. Studio classes are taught by instructors who make a living in the industry, and they do greatly care for their students . Usually teachers are willing to talk after class about improving art techniques and are willing to give critiques on projects that are a work in progress. Most of the instructors are willing to stay in contact with students and help them., even after the semester ends Though keep in mind that the professors do work in the industry, and they may not always be available to answer emails or stay after class. Now one issue that the college has, are clubs. what LCAD lacks are clubs and the amount being paid to the college, one would expect for there to be a club. Even the majors lack their own clubs, however there are student councils for each majors, . It would be nice if the college majors had student organizations with connections to companies in the industry. Personally, this could be a good way for students remain informed about the inner workings of the industry. Also if the majors had their own actual clubs, students from different majors could see what is being done. Before closing this review, I want give few tips for those who are interested in this college. Don't procrastinate at LCAD! Assignments do build up from classes, and I cannot stress enough that deadlines are important. This is an institution for going into the art industry, and they will drill the importance of following directions and deadlines. If these are not met in studio classes, that student will have their grade lowered. In studio classes ,a failing grade is a - c, so be prompt on work for those classes. Before I forget, learn time management for this college. This will help out with midterms and finals, which is when things get hectic. Otherwise, I hope this was useful and good luck choosing a college of your choice!

Rhea
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Although it is a lesser known college, well hidden in the crevices of the canyon in Laguna Beach, my first year spent there w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although it is a lesser known college, well hidden in the crevices of the canyon in Laguna Beach, my first year spent there was phenomenal. I was treated to a quality education augmented by the small class sizes, industry experienced professors committed to sharing their vast knowledge and top notch facilities. The campus is incredibly small but its intimate size helps to connect people and build friendships with the always helpful and incredibly kind students.

sarah
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Choosing LCAD was the greatest decision I could have ever made for myself as an artist. After only one semester at this scho...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Choosing LCAD was the greatest decision I could have ever made for myself as an artist. After only one semester at this school I feel I have already made great leaps and bounds in my artistic skills, and now have a clear and attainable goal for myself in the future. The students at LCAD are all the most passionate and driven people you could ever meet, and are always more than eager to help each other succeed and truly act like a family. The LCAD faculty are just as passionate about their students meeting their greatest potential as the students are themselves. If you have a desire to push yourself forward as an artist, and have the drive to pursue a career in the arts, LCAD is the school for you.

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  • Enrollment
  • 567
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $28,950
  • Acceptance rate
  • 39%

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