Mission + Accreditation

Ocean view in Laguna Beach, California near laguna college of art and design. Ocean photo with the hills wrapped around on one side, with palm trees and greenery.

Making art and design inseparable from planetary health™

LCAD's Mission

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.

Laguna College of Art + Design is Accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

985 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 100

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 748-9001

Website: https://www.wscuc.org

WASC Affirmation: WASC – Commission Action Letter June 2022


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21

Reston, VA, 20190-5248

(703) 437-6312

Website: https://nasad.arts-accredit.org

NASAD Affirmation


Laguna College of Art + Design is a member of:

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

236 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

(401) 270-5991

Website: http://aicad.org