LCAD at a glance

Laguna College of Art + Design

Founded in 1961


Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) is committed to preparing students for careers as creative artists and designers.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Regional

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

Undergraduate Degrees (BFA)

Animation: 198 students

Drawing + Painting: 76 students

Game Art: 200 students

Graphic Design + Digital Media: 117 students

Illustration and Illustration in Entertainment Design (combined): 193 students

Graduate Degrees (MFA)

Art of Game Design: 18 students

Drawing and Painting (combined): 27 students

Total Enrollment

Undergraduate: 784

Postbacc: 6

Graduate: 35

Total:  835

Faculty Statistics

FT Faculty: 26

PT Faculty: 130

Staff Statistics

FT Staff: 56

PT Staff: 35

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: $32,600

Drawing/Painting MFA: $34,600

Art of Game Design MFA: $37,700

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
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