Admissions Events

We host events on campus throughout the year, offering prospective students, their families and instructors opportunities to experience our studios and meet students and faculty. Our Admissions team also travels around the country throughout the year to attend National Portfolio Day Association events, high school and community college portfolio days, college fairs, and KCAI hosted events.

KCAI Events On Campus

If you would like to be considered for the Fall 2018 entering class, submit your application online at, no later than October 1, 2017, and bring the following items with you to this event, for review by our senior admissions team:
  • Portfolio (10 examples of your best and most recent artwork)
  • Official high school or college transcript (please note that unofficial copies will be accepted on a case-by-case basis)
  • Test scores (unofficial ACT or SAT results)

If you would like to attend our Early Applicant Preview,  please RSVP here

For questions please contact us at or 800-522-5224.  


Information Sessions

We offer monthly information sessions during which you can see a presentation from admissions and financial aid, take a campus tour and meet with an admissions representative for a portfolio review and/or consultation. Each information session typically begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes by 2 p.m. Please schedule a campus visit to confirm your attendance for an upcoming information session.

Spring 2018 Information Sessions are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 27
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Friday, March 23
  • Saturday, April 28
  • Friday, May 25

KCAI Events Near You

Our admissions team will be participating in the events listed below. Please join our mailing list so we can keep you updated when we’re going to be in your area.

Seattle NPD 6-Jan Sat 11a-3pm Cornish College of the Arts
Portland NPD 7-Jan Sun 12-4pm Pacific Northwest College of Art
New Orleans NPD 13-Jan Sat 11a-3pm Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
San Diego NPD 13-Jan Sat 12-4pm Westin San Diego
San Francisco NPD 14-Jan Sun 12-4pm California College of the Arts
Dreyfoos 17-Jan Wed 8:30a-3:30pm Dreyfoos gym
OK Statewide Portfolio Day 19-Jan Fri Oklahoma City Museum
Miami NPD 20-Jan Sat 12-4pm Miami Dade College
Sarasota NPD 21-Jan Sun 12-4pm Ringling College of Art and Design