Get a head start on your education at LCAD. Laguna College of Art + Design offers summer courses that give aspiring art and design students opportunities to sample foundation courses while earning college credits. And what’s even better is that LCAD’s Pre-College courses are offered at a fraction of the cost of standard tuition.

On-Campus Residence Hall housing is not available during the summer. 


Five-Week Courses
July 2 – July 30th, 2018 (no class on Wednesday, July 4th – Friday, July 6th)

Animation Portfolio Development:

  • Morning session: Full
  • Afternoon session: 1-5 p.m.

Drawing Fundamentals: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Fundamentals of Figure Drawing: 1–5:00 p.m.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 

Game Camp
2-week course
July 9th–12th, and July 16th–19th
Times: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July, 31st  Summer Program Reception and Open House

11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.


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If you have any questions, please contact admissions using the information below.

Office of Admissions
949.376.6000 ext.248




Animation Portfolio Development

This course is for students interested in studying how to design for animation. Participants will learn the basics of character design, visual appeal, observational drawing , character development and have a chance to develop their skills and prepare a portfolio specifically for submission to art schools offering animation programs.

Tuition: $750

FD 110 Drawing Fundamentals 

A two-unit foundation course that serves as an introduction to drawing with an emphasis on convincing representation of form in space using elements of line, proportion, spatial relationships, value and texture.

Tuition: $750

FD 111 Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

A two-unit class that serves as an introduction to the human form. Students work from the draped and undraped model. Emphasis is on accurate representation of the figure using the elements of anatomy, perception, gesture, contour, line, form, structure and proportion.

Tuition: $750

FD 123 Fundamentals of Graphic Design

A two-unit class that explores basic graphic design methods, processes, techniques and formats. Assignments introduce elements, media, and principles of graphic design from historical and contemporary perspectives and emphasize visual representation aimed to communicate ideas and non-visual content.

Tuition: $750

FD 136 Game Camp

A one-unit course designed for students interested in gaining exposure to  the many aspects of video game development through hands-on development of a playable game.

Tuition: $500