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Welcome to the Kansas City Art Institute. We’re glad you are here. We’d like to get to know you and work with you to create a personal path for your future.
KCAI provides a rigorous, diverse curriculum and an immersive studio experience for students who are passionate about the realization of their ideas. Of all the schools you’ll explore, we’re confident that none offers more personal guidance, artistic tools and resources, or opportunities for creative stimulation than you’ll find here.
We invite you to schedule a visit soon.
Thirteen academic disciplines
two hundred yards from the Nelson Atkins Museum
Are practicing Artists, Designers and Scholars
student teach ration of 9 to 1
16 acre campus
The mission of the Kansas City Art Institute is to prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.
The vision of the Kansas City Art Institute is to be an innovative leader in art and design education.
In January 2013, the KCAI board of trustees approved a new five-year strategic plan for the college. Download the KCAI strategic plan.
KCAI Master Plan
In 2017, KCAI enlisted the Ayers Saint Gross/el dorado/Nelson Byrd Woltz team to develop a Master Plan that would create an exciting and credible pathway for the college.