College Junior 2013-07-28T17:19:55Z
As a design major with an action sports emphasis I've had many unique opportunities. We have guest speakers come often and classes are taught mainly by working professionals. We also have courses led by Nike, Vans and other industry leaders. The location in south orange county is great for anyone who wants to work i the action sports field because it is home to many major and boutique brands. At LCAD you have to have an internship to graduate which is important
College Junior 2013-07-28T17:10:48Z
Depends on what you mean by "academics"...art classes are wonderful. Liberal Arts course are not difficult...I had harder classes in 8th grade. That being said it is an ART school, so if you are looking to be pushed in other fields, dont bet on it. my design skills have improved greatly in just one semester. Instructors are knowledgeable, working professionals in their field and are willing to give you extra help/mentor you if you work hard and approach them.
The reason I give it a B- is because professors are not by any means rigorous...meaning you get what you put into a course. most professors here are all not actual trained teachers, but professional artists...meaning they arent too strict, allow late work, dont take attendance often, etc...
this is a blessing and a curse. i like that they are laidback, but this can also cause you to slack off and not accomplish much. ive seen plenty of my classmates take advantage of teachers and skip class all the time/rarely turn in assignments, but in the long run youre only hurting yourself. as someone whos older and self-motivated i like the laidback approach of LCAD, but if you need discipline this might not be the place for you. however i the real world isnt gonna hold your hand either
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-27T08:44:01Z
The Laguna College of Art and Design is an excellent alternative to the usual curiculum and philosophies found in CA art schools. LCAD focuses primarily on figurative work. It is a small school which has a very specific theme. If you are an abstract painter, performance artist, or installation artist, this probably isn't the school for you. The professors are themselves, exceptionally talented artists with rich histories of showing and selling figurative art work. It is refreshing to find a group of instructors who can actually help their students with technical and professional skills.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-27T08:31:07Z
I am a fine art major in the graduate program at LCAD. I have found the academics here to be exceptional, particularly in my studio art classes. The proffersors have a keen interest in their subject matter, as well as their students comprehension and personal growth. My only critique would be that at times, the modern theories of pedagogy put into practice at LCAD, sacrifice learning for egalitarianism in the classroom. The classes can be too student driven. I would like to see certain instructors take a more prominent lead in class discussions, which can sometimes get derailed from the subject at hand.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T01:34:51Z
Smaller Is Better – I love everything about my school the campus is small and the classes are small so I get a lot of attention. Some of my friends go to big Universities and do not feel important, I feel the teachers really care about each and everyone of us
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