• Laguna College of Art and Design

  • Laguna College of Art and Design

  • Laguna College of Art and Design

  • Laguna College of Art and Design



Today, illustrators don’t just draw narrative images for editorial and publishing purposes, they apply a broad spectrum of techniques and mediums to bring all kinds of ideas and stories to life in pursuits as varied as muralist, apparel design, gaming, publishing, advertising, marketing, and packaging applications.


Building on a solid foundation of drawing, painting, and conceptualization, LCAD’s BFA program in Illustration will help you achieve mastery of your craft in an array of both traditional and technical media and techniques. You will become not only a skillful illustrator, but also a dynamic and adaptable one.


LCAD’s BFA program in Illustration will teach you to build complex visual narratives that will allow you to bring your original ideas to life. Your skills will be highly marketable and may be applied to apparel, advertising, boutique print design, children’s books, comics, editorials, entertainment, fashion, gallery art, graphic novels, industrial design, medicine, the music industry, product design, various fields of science, and more.


LCAD’s Illustration faculty are talented industry professionals who are active in illustration, publishing, and retail industries.


LCAD Illustration faculty credits include:

  • AT&T
  • Avis
  • Bubba Gump Restaurants
  • BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
  • Dannon
  • Fujifilm
  • The Gap
  • General Motors
  • Hartcourt Publishers
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hansen’s Beverages
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • ITT
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Kroger Foods
  • Masco/Milgard
  • McDonald’s
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mattel Toys and Brand
  • Ocean Spray
  • Oxford University Press
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Sears
  • Sony
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • The United Nations
  • Union 76
  • Warner Bros.


LCAD Illustration alumni have gone on to apply their skills to a wide range of areas and companies that include: 

  • Applied Medical
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Coast Kids Magazine
  • Creative Co-Op
  • DC Shoes
  • Disney Interactive
  • DITA
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • First Ascent
  • Gallery Hijinks
  • Google
  • High Moon Studios
  • Hive Gallery
  • Hurley
  • Icelantic Skis
  • Interplay Entertainment
  • KCET
  • Last Rites Galleries
  • MARVEL Entertainment
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Obsidian Entertainment
  • Opera New York
  • Quiksilver
  • Rusty
  • Spectral Motion
  • Warner Bros.
  • Xist Publishing
  • 686 Clothing
  • DHX Media

Course Requirements


Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate drawing, sketching, rendering, and painting skills effectively using various mediums.
  • Apply color theory and pictorial composition.
  • Perform vector and raster digital imaging processes.
  • Illustrate the human form depicting accurate anatomy.
  • Demonstrate current professional business and self-marketing practices.
  • Describe the history of illustration including the identification of key contributions by past and contemporary illustrators.




Gainful Employment Information for Undergraduate Certificate in Illustration