LCAD at a Glance

Laguna College of Art + Design

Founded in 1961


Laguna College of Art & Design prepares individuals for careers as creative artists and designers in a culturally and ethnically diverse world through a curriculum that emphasizes acquiring skills based on observation, representation, and concept development, while embracing challenges of new, innovative technologies. 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.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Regional

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) National

Undergraduate Degrees (BFA)

Animation: 122 students

Drawing + Painting: 66 students

Experimental Animation: 74 students

Game Art: 159 students

Graphic Design + Digital Media: 92 students

Illustration: 90 students

Entertainment Design: 126 students

Graduate Degrees (MFA)

Art of Game Design: 9 students

Drawing and Painting (combined): 21 students

Total Enrollment

Undergraduate: 729

Postbacc: 1

Graduate: 30

Total: 760

Faculty Statistics

FT Faculty: 24

PT Faculty: 116

Staff Statistics

FT Staff: 48

PT Staff: 29

Student-Faculty Ratio


International Students

Students from 25 Countries

Facilities and Land 

(all in Laguna Beach, CA 92651)

  • Main Campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road: 29,500 sq. ft.
  • LCAD Administration at 2265 Laguna Canyon Road: 7571 sq. ft.
  • Senior Studios at 2295 Laguna Canyon Road: 5320 sq. ft.
  • Big Bend Campus at 2825 Laguna Canyon Road: 20,840 sq. ft.
  • Graduate Studies at 2633 Laguna Canyon Road: 3,720 sq. ft.
  • South Campus Studios at 805-807 Laguna Canyon Road: 3081 sq. ft.
  • Student Housing at 775 Laguna Canyon Road: 11,799 sq. ft.
  • LCAD Gallery at 374 Ocean Avenue: 900 sq. ft.

Total Square Feet: 82,731 sq. ft.

Total Acreage owned by LCAD: 7.27 acres

Annual Tuition

Undergraduate: $34,600

Drawing/Painting MFA: $36,720

Art of Game Design MFA: $40,020

Educational Affiliations

Awards and Accolades

  • 2018 – Princeton Review ranks LCAD’s MFA Game Design program 12th in nation
  • 2018 – Princeton Review ranks LCAD’s BFA Game Art program 20th in nation
  • 2017 – Emmy Award for KCET’s informational series, Ballot Brief: Illustration alumnus, Henry Cram (2009)
  • 2017 – International Serious Play Gold Award Winner for Variant: Limits: Art of Game Design alumnus, André Thomas (2017)
  • 2017 – 17th Annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game of the Year: Overwatch team member, Game Art alumna, Anh Dang (2016)
  • 2017 – Art Renewal Center (ARC): 16 awards and 5 scholarships between BFA and MFA Fine Arts students
  • 2017 – 6 students of LCAD’s BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media featured in Communication Arts Typography Magazine
  • 2017 – Jury’s Choice and Audience Choice awards at Oceanside International Film Festival “Un Garçon et sa Bête”: Students of LCAD’s 2015 Summer Animation Master Class