BFA Application Dates

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Application Timeline

LCAD does not have a set deposit deadline for accepted students. Instead we offer rolling admissions which allows Fall students to deposit through August 1st and January 15 for Spring Students. To receive an early admission decision we recommend completing the fall application by the December 1st Early Action date.

LCAD's Rolling Admissions Policy

While many schools have a “hard” deadline for applications (meaning they won’t accept applications postmarked or received after the deadline), LCAD has a rolling admissions policy, which means that we accept applications until we’ve filled all spots in an incoming class.

Application requirements:

  • Submit your FREE online application.
  • Submit all transcript(s)
  • Submit your portfolio and your essay through the online application.

Please feel free to contact us with any/all questions by email or phone:


Phone: 949.376.6000 ext. 248