Laguna College of Art and Design

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

264 Faculty Members | 3:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The Laguna College of Art + Design prepares women and men for careers as creative artists and designers in a culturally and ethnically diverse world through a curriculum that emphasizes the acquisition of skills based on observation, representation, and concept development. 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.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$32,600

Out of state

$32,600
Graduate

In state

$37,700

Out of state

$37,700

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
99%
Did not receive aid
1%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 94.0% $2,344
State/local grants 17.0% $6,613
Institutional grants 99.0% $9,672
Loans 49.0% $7,433

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Paying for college

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
  • Graphic Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Illustration
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
      • A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
    • Creative Writing
      • A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Graphic Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Illustration
      • A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      • A program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media. Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming. Examples: [Game Design], [Game Development] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      • A program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media. Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming. Examples: [Game Design], [Game Development] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fine/Studio Arts, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
82.92%
  • Apply 439
  • Accepted 364
  • Attend 113

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$45
Graduate
$50

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Recommended
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
72%
Male Students
28%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian47.95%
  2. Hispanic/Latino21.1%
  3. Asian14.96%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities12.54%
  5. Black2.05%
  6. Not Specified0.51%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.51%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.38%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

875

Undergraduate students

824

Graduate students

51

Attendance breakdown

Full time
86%
Part time
14%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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