Prospective Students

So many things go into choosing a college. You want to find a place that feels like you — a place where you will feel challenged yet comfortable. A place that offers programs and courses that interest and excite you — where you will be able to explore your own creativity and your own ideas about art and design. At the Kansas City Art Institute, you will grow artistically and academically.

Students come to KCAI from nearly every state and several foreign countries, each with talent and a desire to make a life in art. They graduate with the polish, discipline and knowledge of professional practices to take advantage of the many career opportunities available to them or to enter challenging graduate programs. 

Ready, set, apply

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

Financial aid

As a first step in learning about financial aid, download this helpful brochure.

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.