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Laguna College of Art and Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1136

United States

Telephone: 949-376-6000


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 24, 2022

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1990

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1997

Undergraduate FTE: 679

Graduate FTE: 29

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerLeo RowlandExecutive Vice
Board of Directors ChairVeronica GrayChair of Board of
Chief Academic OfficerLeo RowlandExecutive Vice
Chief Executive OfficerSteve BrittanPresident and
Chief Financial OfficerJim GodekChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchLaura PatrickRegistrar and Director of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02330500Laguna College of Art and DesignLaguna BeachMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment DesignBachelors2020On-Site
Drawing & PaintingNon-degree1989On-Site
Drawing & Painting with Sculpture EmphasisNon-degree2005On-Site
Drawing and PaintingBachelors1989On-Site
Drawing and Painting with Illustration EmphasisBachelors2019On-Site
Drawing and Painting with Sculpture EmphasisBachelors2005On-Site
Entertainment DesignNon-degree2017On-Site
Experimental AnimationBachelors2020On-Site
Experimental AnimationNon-degree2020On-Site
Extended Reality DesignBachelors2019On-Site
Game ArtBachelors2007On-Site
Game ArtNon-degree2007On-Site
Game DesignMasters2015Distance Education
Graphic Design + Digital MediaBachelors1989On-Site
Graphic Design + Digital Media with Action Sports EmphasisBachelors2011On-Site
Graphic Design + Digital Media with Illustration EmphasisBachelors2013On-Site
Graphic Design and Digital MediaNon-degree1989On-Site
Graphic Design and Digital Media with Action Sports EmphasisNon-degree2011On-Site
Graphic Design and Digital Media with Illustration EmphasisNon-degree2013On-Site
Illustration in Entertainment DesignBachelors2017On-Site
Illustration with Entertainment EmphasisBachelors2011On-Site
MFA in Game DesignMasters2021On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Game DesignMasters2021On-Site
Post Baccalaureate in Drawing and PaintingNon-degree2010On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Interim Report
Fall2029Offsite Review
Spring2030Accreditation Visit