New Students

The Kansas City Art Institute is an intimate community of infinite possibilities. At KCAI, you will thrive on discovery, seeking your own vision and voice using pencils, pixels, lenses, presses, metals, molds, paints, sounds, texts, textiles and more. You may dig deep into one idea, mix many or discover the next.

This search is both uniquely yours and broadly shared. Professors enlighten and challenge you along the way. More than 800 students from 38 states and abroad will engage in that exploration with you, creating relationships that last a lifetime.


Ready, set, apply

Ready to apply? Apply online for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.

Explore the KCAI Viewbook

The Kansas City Art Institute's viewbook provides an overview of KCAI's academic programs,  students, faculty, alumni and campus. Download the viewbook here  (PDF)

Financing options

Ninety-five percent of students at KCAI receive some type of financial aid. Find out more about how to make attending KCAI a reality.

Virtual Advisor

Have questions about KCAI? Find the answers here.

Visit KCAI

The best way to know if the Kansas City Art Institute is right for you is to experience it. Schedule a tour today.