August 6, 2018
KCAI Student Team Competes in Make48
Four KCAI students and Randy Williams, senior director of corporate programs, are heading to Baltimore August 10-12 for Make48. Mol Mir, Kevin Heckart, Zane Smith, all seniors in Interactive Arts and Joseph Canizales, (Junior, Sculpture) will have 48 hours to come up with an idea, create a prototype and promotional video and then present their idea to a panel of judges from QVC, Ace Hardware and other industry giants. They’ll join 11 other college teams from Georgetown, Rice, Tulane, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Miami, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois-Champaign, K-State Polytech, and Michigan Tech.
Season three of the Make48 documentary series will be filmed in Baltimore. Season one was filmed on our campus and followed the KCAI winning team and two other teams through the competition and getting their products ready for market. Binge watch season one by going to Amazon Prime Video, PBS.org or Make48.com. Season 2 premieres in September on local PBS/APT (American Public Television) stations across the country.
Make48 is the brainchild of a group of Kansas City-based inventors who have been developing and launching products for decades. Their passion for inventing and problem-solving lead to the creation of Make48. The series is unscripted and consists of experts, entrepreneurs and the everyday inventor’s race to beat the clock and come up with the next big idea.
We are excited to share with you Ground Breaking, KCAI’s annual President’s Report taking a look back at all that we achieved together in 2017-18. From the groundbreaking for the new Student Residence Hall to sharing the success of alumni and faculty, this report celebrates the extraordinary capital campaign and recognizes the many ways that KCAI is positively impacting our community. View the President’s Report.
As a result of poor weather-related conditions, the Kansas City Art Institute will operate on a delayed start on Tuesday, November 27th. All classes will begin and campus offices will open at 10 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution throughout the day as roads and sidewalks may still be icy.
- November 20, 2018Corey Antis Awarded Warren Rosser Faculty Fellowship Award
- November 16, 2018Shop for Artwork Made by KCAI Students at the End of Semester Sale
- November 8, 2018KCAI’s Illustration Program Ranked in Nation’s Top 15%
- September 24, 2018Jason Pollen’s Exhibition Inside/Out Benefits Student Scholarships
- August 31, 2018Professor James Woodfill and Stephen Lichty Design Installation for New Monticello Library
- August 24, 2018Powerful Public Art Unveiled on Campus