Laguna College of Art + Design

Pre-College Program


In order to help you get a head start on your LCAD education, we offer summer courses that give you an opportunity to sample foundation courses while earning college credits. And what’s even better is that out Pre-College courses are offered at a fraction of the cost of standard tuition.

NOTE: On-Campus Residence Hall housing is not available during the summer.


Five-Week Courses


July 2nd–July 30th (no class on July 4th,5th and 6th)



Animation Portfolio Development:

Morning session: 8-12pm (Morning session full)

Afternoon session: 1-5pm (Afternoon session full)


Drawing Fundamentals:(Class is now full)

Morning session: 8-12pm


Fundamentals of Figure Drawing:(Class is now full)

Afternoon session: 1-5pm


Fundamentals of Graphic Design: (Class is now full)

Morning session: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


Game Camp (Class is now full)


2-week course

July 9th–12th, and July 16th–19th

Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.




Please feel free to contact LCAD’s Office of Admissions with any/all questions:

949.376.6000 ext.248




FD 136 Game Camp

A one-unit course designed for students interested in video games to gain exposure to many aspects of video game development through hands-on development of a playable game.

Tuition: $500


Animation Portfolio Development

This course is for students interested in studying how to design for animation. Participants will learn the basics of character design, visual appeal, observational drawing , character development and have a chance to develop their skills and prepare a portfolio specifically for submission to art schools offering animation programs.

Tuition: $750


FD 110 Drawing Fundamentals

A two-unit foundation course that serves as an introduction to drawing with an emphasis on convincing representation of form in space using elements of line, proportion, spatial relationships, value and texture.

Tuition: $750


FD 111 Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

A two-unit class that serves as an introduction to the human form. Students work from the draped and undraped model. Emphasis is on accurate representation of the figure using the elements of anatomy, perception, gesture, contour, line, form, structure and proportion.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in FD110

Tuition: $750


FD 123 Fundamentals of Graphic Design

A two-unit class that explores basic graphic design methods, processes, techniques and formats. Assignments introduce elements, media, and principles of graphic design from historical and contemporary perspectives and emphasize visual representation aimed to communicate ideas and non-visual content.

Tuition: $750