Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T05:53:23Z
LCAD has top of the line Mac pro computers. The school's undergrad emphasis on illustration and graphic design requires nothing but the best, which is an added benefit for those of us who work in traditional media. LCAD has exellent scanners and large format epson printers as well as plenty of standard printers for regular documents. The network is faster then mine at home and I always have the internet access I need.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T05:49:53Z
There are student teaching positions at LCAD for graduate students, however I have not yet participated. I intend to next semester. It pays $1000 per semester and goes towards tuition. I have heard nothing but positive reviews from my fellow students who have served as TA's, and such a position can lead to a teaching position after graduation. I have not sought other internships so far, but I would welcome the opportunity.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T05:45:12Z
I am very happy with the painting program at LCAD. I would definitely do it over again if given the chance. The instructors are all very inciteful as are my fellow students. A true sense of comradery is present there and the student body from many diverse backgrounds is brought together with a common love of the arts. My ultimate goal for earning my masters degree is twofold. First of all, I wish to continue my learning and developement I began with my bachelors at Cal State Fullerton. I don't think an artist can fully develop his or her skills in a vacuum. I would also like the opportunity to teach art at the college level, and an MFA is required for that as well. I am concerned about finding work in that field because I've been told jobs are scarce at the moment, however, I am good at this and I need to pursue the field I love.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T05:38:44Z
There is a great deal of diversity among the students as far as their race, gender, and sexual orientation. There is even a wide range of age groups present, and the students at LCAD come from all areas of the globe.
College Freshman 2013-01-18T06:24:29Z
I was given a $6,000 scholarship from the college that I didn't apply for. It was given to me at acceptance of my portfolio. The scholarship is to be divided into both semesters each year that I'm attending the school.
College Freshman 2013-01-18T06:22:14Z
I am very passionate about going into the animation field and I'm very happy with choices Laguna College of Art and Design to help guide me in my future.
College Freshman 2013-01-18T06:20:35Z
I haven't yet encountered any internship experience just yet.
College Freshman 2013-01-18T06:18:35Z
You just cant beat the southern California coast. The college is location in the hills of Laguna Beach. Perfect location.
College Freshman 2013-01-18T06:15:35Z
The process was fairly easy. Once you contact the school, they begin contacting you from different departments of the school. They take the time to learn and know you and what your goals are. They take pride in what their school and what they have to offer. The application level is expected to be very strong in students transcripts and portfolio. If any of the application was to not meet the standards, the college admissions counselors will work with the student and guide them to figure out how to bring up their future application to an acceptable place.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T22:11:57Z
Well, it as an art school, so we have designated areas for smoking. Absolutely no smoking inside any studio or room. Students don't really pressure other students into smoking with them; we all just do our own thing, so it's not a bother to me. It's also easy to avoid the smoking area if that isn't your thing. Other than that, I'm not really aware of the drug-related activity the other students engage in outside of school just because I'm not really into that stuff.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T22:05:52Z
The financial aid process went smoothly for me, although it is a matter of remembering what is due when, etc. The only problem for me was that me and my parents had no prior experience of filling out forms for financial aid, so there were some confusing parts for us. Nonetheless, I got what I needed, and the financial aid director at the college is very accessible and courteous. Also, a merit scholarship that I received from my school is given to any student who has an outstanding GPA as well as portfolio.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T22:01:49Z
The city of Laguna Beach is quite small, so there aren't a lot of apartments available. If there are any, they would be on the pricey side because it is in a beach city. In fact, a lot of the apartment complexes in nearby cities can be expensive for students, especially in cities like Newport beach, Aliso Viejo, Irvine, etc. In addition to the time and effort trying to find an apartment in a comfortable price range and maybe even a roommate or two, you're going to have to be okay with driving an average 15-30 minutes to school.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T21:55:12Z
The portfolio process of my college was synonymous to that of any other art school; the school website listed all of the requirements and deadlines on one page, making it simple to go back and see what was due next. Also, it was easy to contact the school in order to double check if the school received something you submitted, like your transcript or your digital portfolio. Speaking of your portfolio, that is the most important factor of your application, since it is an art school. Making sure everything is received by the school on the day of the deadline is something to keep in mind. Also, depending on the merit of your portfolio as well as your high school GPA, you may be eligible to win a school scholarship.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T21:48:14Z
Personally, I am very happy to be pursuing my dreams of becoming an Illustrator, but the competitive nature of finding a job in the art field has me biting my nails. I know it's all up to my own personal motivation to challenge myself as a student in order to prepare myself, and I'm learning so much as an Illustration major that will help me grow in skill. I would experience all of this over again, but maybe not in the same lifetime!
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T18:04:48Z
There is not much of a student community life because the school is so small and most students are not involved in athletics.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T18:03:29Z
It has a low student body which allows for smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T18:00:12Z
The school campus allows every individual to feel welcome.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-05T02:51:31Z
Good, but Still Could Use Improvement – I enjoyed my first year here, and the classes are small so one on one face time with the teachers is awesome. The only problem is that by now, everyone has settled into their little cliques and groups and if you didn't get into a group in Freshman year, it is hard to find classmates to hang out with.
Also, everyone is always so busy, it's hard to create any sort of social life with anyone attending the same school.
I like the teachers, but am getting tired of a lot of the same faces in all of my classes.
Another good thing though, is that I do feel myself improving each year in skills, so for me, it's still worth the huge amount of money students have to pay each semester.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-05T02:46:12Z
Expensive and Non-Existant! LCAD only has one set of dorms and only Freshman are allowed to house there, and only while they are Freshman. The area is Laguna, so of course everything is expensive if you don't want to have to drive an hour to get to school.
I used to live right up the road from the school in a two bedroom/two bath apartment. I shared the space with three other people and together we had to pay almost $1900 a month. And most kids at art school don't have the time to get a part time job, so it was hard to make ends meet!
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-05T02:42:32Z
Being a small, private art college, the school doesn't have any sort of social hierarchy. There are still cliques, but they have nothing to do with Greek status.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-05T02:40:34Z
Gradually Filling up – The Main campus has two parking lots, one is very large and is where majority of the people park. The other is about a quarter of that size and is behind the school. Only faculty is allowed to park there unless it's after 5pm. These lots are fine during most of the year except at the very beginning of the semester and during any events that the school puts on.
The other campus also has two parking lots, but we share them both with another building. Although parking stalls are limited, there always seems to be parking available year 'round.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-05T02:34:26Z
I enjoy the weather at the school. Although during the late summer and early fall it gets really hot outside, and during the winder and early spring it is really cold, I like the variety. It means I can wear all types of different outfits, which makes my life more interesting for me. The school is very well ventilated, with an open courtyard that is partially sheltered along with an outdoor patio where students can sit and enjoy the breeze. The only part that is annoying is having to carry all of my school supplies (many of which are oversized papers with drawings or paintings on them) from my car to the classroom. If it is raining, sometimes it is difficult to keep my artwork dry.
College Junior 2012-05-10T18:16:19Z
Fantastic Art School – This school is great. It's small in size, contains experienced professors, and is in a very nice location -- right next to the beach! I've heard parking can be a pain sometimes because the lot is so small, but there aren't that many students anyway, so you just have to time it right, and public transportation is easy enough. This place is so laid-back and it's easy to get along with everyone. Of course bieng an art student means A LOT of homework time, but at least you're doing something you love and enjoy.
College Senior 2012-04-11T06:02:37Z
Love My School – My school is in the process of making the student size bigger, so I wouldn't say that we have excellent facilities in everything at this moment. However, my school has the most talented and caring teachers. They make my learning experience fun and I think that is one of the most important things in college because you are there to learn what you want to explore. I love my teachers and they make me glad that I chose to attend this school.
College Senior 2012-04-11T05:56:14Z
No Sports Team – Being a small art school, we have no school sports team. Some enjoy surfing since we are near the beach, but it is not related to school team.
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