• LCAD Graphic Design + Digital Media

    LCAD Graphic Design + Digital Media

GRAPHIC DESIGN + DIGITAL MEDIA

Laguna College of Art + Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media (GD+DM) is truly exceptional. Becoming a student of LCAD’s GD+DM BFA program means that you are joining one of the nation’s most distinguished design programs.

MULTI DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

LCAD's Graphic Design + Digital Media program is print, advertising, web, 3D, motion, video, iPad development, package and action sport design.

 

Our program’s multidisciplinary approach recognizes that a creative designer in today’s world must develop solutions that move seamlessly between print, web, motion and video. A graduate of the design program will be adept with traditional theory yet lead in the innovative use of technology.

 

The LCAD Graphic Design major offers programs in Graphic Design, Graphic Design w/Illustration Emphasis and Graphic Design w/Action Sport Design Emphasis.

 

By training our students to become visual problem solvers and critical thinkers who are able to communicate in visually compelling ways, we are empowering them to be adaptive and successful in an always-evolving industry.

 

As a result, LCAD graphic design graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields from advertising, branding, web design, broadcast, action sport design, visual merchandising, publishing, packaging and print.

 

Their work has built the brands of ESPN, NIKE, Target, Google, Hurley, Fox Television, PacSun, MSNBC, Kawasaki, Surfer Magazine, the Syfy Channel and the Smithsonian among many others. Over 98% of LCAD’s recent Graphic Design graduates work in their chosen field, with most finding employment through LCAD prior to graduation.

Nike chose LCAD 

Nike choose LCAD's Graphic Design + Digital Media program as one of the top three design programs in the world.

SONY MUSIC PARTNERS WITH OUR PROGRAM

Sony Music partners with our program to explore and create innovative augmented and virtual reality work for their various music artists.

 

Always at the forefront of the what’s new, what’s next and what’s important within the world of design, our program’s multidisciplinary approach recognizes that as a designer in today’s market, you must develop solutions that move seamlessly across a dynamic array of media: from print, package and web design to virtual reality, video, 3D, mobile apps, and UI/UX.

 

Our innovative design curriculum is built on creativity, imagination, exploration, and purposeful play and will expose you to a full range of skills that will empower you to discover and to pursue what you are most passionate about.

LCAD’S GRAPHIC DESIGN + DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Featured in Communication Arts magazine

  • Featured in U&LC Creative Review

  • Winner of LG Electronics’ Art of the Pixel Award

  • Winner of the Young Designers Award Competition

  • Educational partner with NIKE Educational partner with UCI Portal for UI/UX innovation

DESIGN FACULTY

 Our faculty of renowned professionals mentor you to become a strong conceptual thinker, a visual problem solver, and an effective communicator.

 

Small class sizes allow you individualized instruction and ensure that you always have access to the most advanced software applications.

 

As a graduate of LCAD’s Graphic Design + Digital Media program, you will be industry-ready and poised to find employment prior to graduation.

GRAPHIC DESIGN + DIGITAL MEDIA ALUMNI

 2015–2017 graduates of LCAD’s Graphic Design + Digital Media program have achieved a 98% employment rate.

 

LCAD’s educational partnerships and mentorship programs allow you hands-on design projects that cultivate outstanding portfolio work and that lead to internship and employment opportunities.

 

 LCAD's Graphic Design + Digital Media alumni work with the world’s leading companies.

Course Requirements

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates will be able to:

  • Use research skills in the development of design project solutions.
  • Apply digital imaging processes in design projects.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of composition and color.
  • Apply typography skills in design projects.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of graphic design principles and their application.
  • Develop creative concepts and effective visual solutions.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration techniques as evidenced through the completion of real-world projects with corporate partners.

 

 

 

Gainful Employment Information for Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design + Digital Media

 

 

Laguna College of Art + Design
Chair of Graphic Design + Digital Media, Dean of Innovation

I was born in Washington D.C. and lived in Europe and the United States. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design, I headed to New York to create work for clients including CBS, Revlon, Avon, Gucci, and CBS International. I relocated to Miami to produce creative for CBS International and Columbia Records. In Miami, my focus extended to new media and video development. I was lucky to work and learn from international producers and to win a Telly Award.