Alumni + Careers

a lifetime experience

A degree from the Kansas City Art Institute is a door that opens to a wide array of career opportunities from a highly respected, professional college of art and design that has been in the business of producing the next generation of creative thought leaders for more than 130 years.

Our students receive such intensive, demanding training and education that many go on to become highly accomplished professionals within their field. Our former students are represented in the most prestigious museum and public collections around the world, they are cultural innovators, they hold leading-edge positions in virtually every creative field imaginable, and they have been recognized with the highest honors from Guggenheim Fellowships to Academy Awards.

Although an education at KCAI will prepare you for a viable career in the arts, your relationship with KCAI does not end at graduation. You will also have a life-long connection to a college that is committed to keeping you engaged with our campus and your fellow alumni throughout your professional life.

Our goal is to help students reach their maximum potential while at KCAI, and provide you with the tools, resources, advice and assistance needed to determine your next step. From here, you may find your career path by taking advantage of our amazing career services, internships, business partnerships and a vast, diverse and growing network of fellow alumni professionals.

To learn more about our resources, benefits and ways to stay connected with KCAI visit our alumni community.

"KCAI also had a real impact on me regarding what it meant to focus on my craft and always keep pushing."

Cameron Calder
Painting, 2006