Located in Laguna Beach for over thirty years, LCAD has developed deserved renown in a city that needs no introductions.
In the protected canyons of Laguna Wilderness, LCAD remains nestled in the natural beauty that has attracted artists for over 100 years.
Our campus inspires connection with nature and with creativity, but also provides connections to a far-reaching arts community. Our relationships with the California entertainment industry become your relationships.
Coming to LCAD means being among the most talented art students and instructors. It means being in small intimate classes with cutting-edge computer labs that enable you to integrate your classical training with leading technology. It means you receive the highest caliber of art and design education you can expect. Put simply, coming here means going places.
LCAD has redefined the modern college of art and design. At LCAD, art school is no longer a place where you mostly learn the theories behind what makes art and design work. We are a college that teaches you specific skills with tangible outcomes. Centered on the representation of nature and the human figure, we lead the way in providing skills-driven education committed to the fundamental principle of learning to draw well.
LCAD has designed its Foundation, BFA, and MFA programs to help grow your talent and maximize your potential. We strive to combine the study of representational art with the latest technologies to provide our students with an unparalelled advantage in the current job-market. You will leave LCAD with a versatile set of skills that give you the ability to succeed in whatever path you choose.