Laguna College of Art and Design
|Laguna College of Art and Design|
|Motto||"Great Art Matters"|
|Location||Laguna Beach, California, United States|
Laguna College of Art and Design, or LCAD, is a small private college located in Laguna Beach, California. With an enrollment of approximately 450 students, LCAD focuses on a fine arts program. The college offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 5 majors: Painting and Drawing, Illustration, Animation, Graphic Design, and Game Art. A minor is available in Sculpture. The college also offers two Master of Fine Arts degrees, in Painting and in Drawing; and a one-year post-baccalaureate program in drawing and painting.
LCAD has an affiliate arrangement with the Florence Academy of Art for summer study in Florence, Italy for class credit. Similar arrangements for Painting and Drawing majors exist with the Art Students League, and for Game Art majors with the Academy for Digital Entertainment at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. In Graphic Design, an association was created in 2011 with the Communication University of China, Beijing.
The main campus is situated in Laguna Canyon, on 4 acres (16,000 m2) near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The school also contains a South Campus and graduate campus. In 2010, it opened what is called the Big Bend Campus housing Animation, Game Art, and Graphic Design majors. LCAD maintains the Dennis and Leslie Power Library with access to a multi-media collection including 16,000 volumes, 1,300 videotapes and DVDs,and many arts-oriented online databases.
- "Laguna College of Art and Design". Accredited Institutional Members. National Association of Schools of Art and Design. 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
- "Statement of Accreditation Status: Laguna College of Art and Design". Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. July 7, 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.