Professional Development

Studio departments at KCAI serve a vital role in students’ professional development by providing technical, professional and conceptual information that is specific to each discipline. The AACS office augments the curriculum by bringing artists and other arts professionals to campus through our professional development programs.

The AACS office presents skill-building workshops, hosts alumni speakers, conducts one-on-one career advising and introduces students to professionals in areas of finance, business development, education, museum management, art criticism and public art through the Thursday Professional Practice Presentation Series. For more information about the AACS professional development programs, contact the AACS office.

Professional Practice

More information on the 2013-2014 Professional Practice presentation series and schedule can be found here.

Career Advising

What is career advising and how should you prepare for an appointment with an advisor? Find all of the details here.


AACS offers a variety of resources to prepare students for life after KCAI. Find tips on preparing for graduate school, helpful links for your job search and other opportunities on the AACS resource page