Empower Future Creative Leaders

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused much uncertainty and has posed several challenges, our LCAD team has worked hard to ensure the College advances strategically as we look toward our promising future. Our supporters have made it possible for LCAD to continue on in the face of adversity. For this, we will remain forever grateful.

Thanks to your support and the College's responsible business practices, we are continuing to provide our students with the highest quality art and design education through innovative online options and we have invested in maintaining our full-time faculty and staff. We plan to reopen the LCAD campus for the Fall 2020 semester in adherence with all recommended social distancing guidelines from the CDC and the State of California.

We still need your help!

Due to COVID-19, we have been forced to cancel our annual Silent Auction and to postpone other crucial fundraising events that fund student scholarships. We have set a goal to raise $150,000 to fulfill our shortfall by Friday, June 12, 2020. Our dedicated Board of Trustees have already committed to contribute $276,000 toward our overall annual goal.

There never has been a more pressing moment in LCAD’s history in which your unrestricted gift would be so valued and so timely. Please join us in our efforts to achieve our fundraising goal, as these funds will provide vital support to our core programs, to student services that are essential to our students’ academic and professional success, and to our community at large.

We look to the changing future with optimism and hope you will join us in empowering a new generation of creative leaders to reach their full potentials and to making positive impacts.

Thank you for your confidence in LCAD.

Your gift will assist and empower LCAD in:

  • Providing more scholarship support and financial aid for students.
  • Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest faculty members and students.
  • Offering leading-edge technologies and valuable career preparation.
  • Opening doors to exceptional learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

All contributions to LCAD are received warmly and appreciated deeply.

For more information on giving opportunities, please contact our Office of Development at 949-376-6000 ext. 241.



LCAD President, Jonathan Burke

This week, LCAD President, Jonathan Burke thanks you for impacting the power of visual arts to communicate beauty, meaning, sensuousness, and excitement: "LCAD is where you learn skills and techniques, where you become professionally prepared to have a sustainable career, to create meaning, and to make a positive difference in the world." 



LCAD Graphic Design + Digital Media student, Brandon Ponce

This week, LCAD Graphic Design + Digital Media student, Brandon Ponce thanks you for pushing his boundaries and for making facilities like LCAD's McBeth Foundation Fabrication Lab (FabLab), its new Photo Studio, and more the perfect place for his education. Because of your contributions, every semester, his horizons are growing larger and larger. To Brandon, "LCAD is where dreams are made."



LCAD McBeth Foundation Fabrication Lab (FabLab) Manager, Hugo Hernandez

This week, LCAD McBeth Foundation FabLab Manager, Hugo Hernandez thanks you for providing our students with a space that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. "At LCAD, we believe in endless creativity." And thanks to your contributions, our students have the perfect environment in which to bring their wildest dreams to life.



LCAD Chair of Game Art, Gavin Rich Today, LCAD Chair of Game Art, Gavin Rich thanks you for empowering our Game Art program to create courses that take students away from their computers and get them out in nature as much as possible. Thanks to your contributions, this will create creative leaders who go into industry with a healthier work/life balance, and, ultimately, who change the culture of how artists work at studios.



2009 LCAD Alumna and Executive Director of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, Amy Behrens

Today, 2009 LCAD Alumna and Executive Director of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, Amy Behrens thanks you for keeping her connected to a creative community that always is at her fingertips and that has helped her to define her career. Because of your contributions, Amy and her fellow LCAD alumni have created and maintained a creative community in which they can count on another to help each other grow in their creative fields as friends and as peers.