Back to KCAI: Our Reopening Plan
The first day of class is August 31
and we are planning for in-person
instruction and studio access.
Learn more about our plans to
keep our campus community safe.
Choose your path.
KCAI offers 13 studio majors
taught by award-winning faculty
who are themselves, professional
artists, designers and scholars.
Imagine what the world has yet to see.
At KCAI, you will find the tools and space to create:
design boldly, sculpt adventurously, capture dramatically,
paint vividly, write poetically. Own an aesthetic, or explore
multiple. Seek inspiration, and act on it. Nourish your
creative spirit through self-expression.
A Stunning 16-acre Campus
Our beautifully serene, tree-shaded campus lies within KC’s arts corridor directly between the Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, voted best U.S. museum based on Yelp reviews, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Students often refer to the special feeling of community they experience on the central green, around which campus life revolves and where ideas and creativity take root.Learn More
KCAI Fund - Support + Resilience + Community
The students, faculty, and staff at KCAI have shown immense resilience in 2020 and maintained a strong community through it all. Thanks to the support of people like you, we will be able to continue to offer top-level education in art and design and prepare some of the country's most talented individuals for their creative careers. Consider a gift to the annual fund today.Learn More