Professional Development

The School for Continuing and Professional Studies offers numerous opportunities for you to expand your creative capabilities and go from doodling to doing.

Art educators

Whether your students dabble in finger paints or create contemporary works in oil or acrylic, the Kansas City Art Institute has developed a wide range of programs to help art educators like you reconnect with your craft, invigorate your curriculum and excite your students.

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Certificate programs for credit

Certificate programs are popular options for professionals and part-time students. We offer for-credit certificate programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia Studies, Intergrated Design (a combined certificate), and Photography. These classes are great for beginners, those in transition, or professionals seeking to update their skills.

Learn more about the certificate programs:

Graphic Design

Multimedia Studies 

Integrated Design


One Day Seminars

Professionals can take a one-day seminar to learn more about design software such as Photoshop, Powerpoint, Illustrator and InDesign to name a few. This is a great way to “dip your toe in the water” and take away the fear as well as discover if the program will benefit you as a professional as well as your organization.

Current course listings.

CPS Enroll

Click here to enroll today in a class at the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at KCAI.

Summer and Fall 2015 classes

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