Visit KCAI

Visit KCAI

We'd love to help you plan a campus visit. Just call the admissions office at 800-522-5224 (toll free) or 816-474-5224 (if you're local), and we will make arrangements for you to participate in a student-led tour of our beautiful campus.

If you'd prefer to make reservations via e-mail, just drop us a line at visit@kcai.edu. Be sure to note if you're requesting both a personal visit and a tour so we can plan your consultation in conjunction with your tour.
 


Personal consultation with an admissions counselor

Visit with an admissions representative for a personal interview or portfolio review during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reservations are required. Call the admissions office at 800-522-5224 or locally at 816-474-5224 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or e-mail your request to visit@kcai.edu. Please note if you are requesting both a personal visit and a tour, and we will schedule your consultation either prior to or directly after your tour.

Information sessions

These morning sessions provide an enjoyable opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the Kansas City Art Institute. You'll experience:

  • A digital presentation of what each department has to offer including images of current student work.

  • Take a tour of our campus.

  • Learn about financial aid.

  • Learn about student life and careers and other KCAI services.

A portfolio review may be conducted by one of the regional coordinators if desired following the session.

Summer 2015 information sessions

  • Thursday, June 11
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Thursday, August 13

Information session schedule

9–9:30 a.m.: Check-in at the admissions office in Vanderslice Hall, 4415 Warwick Blvd.

9:30–10:30 a.m.: Digital presentation of the B.F.A. program including images of current student work, campus facilities and the Kansas City community.

10:30–10:45 a.m.: Information about financial aid.

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Campus tour.

12:15–3 p.m.: Optional portfolio review and/or personal interviews.

Reservations are required for these sessions and may be made by calling the KCAI admissions office toll free at 800-522-5224 or locally at 816-474-5224 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mailing visit@kcai.edu. Let us know how many are in your party, what city you live in and what school you are presently attending. Also let us know if you are bringing your portfolio.

Directions to campus

KCAI
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

From the northwest or KCI airport
Take I-29 south to downtown KC area; continue on highway 71 south; exit at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and turn right onto Cleaver II Boulevard; travel west to Oak Street; turn right on Oak Street; take first left onto 45th Street; street curves to the right and turns into Warwick Boulevard. KCAI is on your right.

From the northeast
Take I-35 south to downtown KC area; merge onto I-29 south and continue on highway 71 south; exit at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and turn right onto Cleaver II Boulevard; travel west to Oak Street; turn right on Oak Street; take first left onto 45th Street; street curves to the right and turns into Warwick Boulevard. KCAI is on your right.

From the east
Take I-70 west to I-35/670 south; once past the downtown area continue on I-35 south and take the Broadway Exit (left lane); travel south on Broadway to 43rd Street; turn left on 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main Street; right on Warwick Boulevard.

From the west
Take I-70 east to I-670 east to I-35 south; take the Broadway exit (left lane); travel south on Broadway to 43rd Street; turn left on 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main Street; right on Warwick Boulevard.

From the southwest
Take I-35 north to the highway 50/56 Shawnee Mission Parkway exit and turn right; travel east on Shawnee Mission Parkway; continue across State Line Road; Shawnee Mission Parkway becomes Ward Parkway; stay in one of left three lanes as road curves left (north) and turns into Roanoke Parkway/Madison Avenue; turn right onto 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main St.; right on Warwick Boulevard.

From the southeast
From northbound highway 71 exit at Swope Parkway/US-56 W; go left (west) on Swope Parkway; Swope Pkwy becomes Volker Boulevard; turn right on Oak Street; turn left at 45th Street; street curves right and turns into Warwick Boulevard; KCAI is on your right.

National Portfolio Day

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2015

National Portfolio Day will take place today on the KCAI campus.

The schedule:
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 - Student registration, Vanderslice Hall
9:30 a.m.
 - Tours of the KCAI campus
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
 - Welcome remarks and information session
Noon to 4 p.m. 
- Portfolio reviews, throughout the KCAI campus

Schools that will be represented on campus during the 2015 National Portfolio Day include:

Art Academy of Cincinnatti
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
George Washington University 
Iowa State University College of Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art + Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Kansas - Department of Visual Art & Design
Washington University
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film



Area hotels and ground transportation

A list of hotels near the KCAI campus and ground transportation information from the airport. Download PDF.

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