Life in Lakewood

“This inner-ring suburb of Cleveland has been on the radar of the young and urbane for some time. It has a well-established nightlife and gastronomic scene.”

- Daniel Derouchie, Travel + Leisure Magazine.

VMCAD College of Art and Design is located at the east end of Lakewood, Ohio near the colorful Clifton arts district, with magnificent views of Lake Erie nearby. Tree-lined Lakewood is located between upscale Rocky River and exciting downtown Cleveland. The city’s 5.6 square miles are composed of vintage homes and apartments within a charming national historic district.

VMCAD students commute to the college and take classes on a personalized schedule that accommodates personal, job or family needs. Work hard on your designs, then take a break and enjoy the area’s vibrant art and music scenes, coffee houses, bistros and restaurants, dance and performing arts venues, or ride a bike through the 1000 acre Emerald Necklace, miles of continuous parkland that borders Lakewood. The world’s top amusement park, Cedar Point, is only 90 minutes west on the Lake Erie shores. Students are within 10 minutes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and sports stadiums, and only 20 minutes from University Circle, home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, and other nationally renowned museums. State-of-the-art health care can be found among any of the of the Cleveland Clinic health centers.