Certificate Programs

Image: Junior Claire Harlow working on the Scarritt Elementary Mural Project, a project in the Us: Collaboration class, which is part of the Social Practice Certificate Program.  Photo by Kaitlyn Jordan

Asian Studies Certificate

Students participating in KCAI’s Asian Studies certificate program study the language, art, aesthetics and creative activities of China and Japan. They pursue an intensive study of East Asia through designated courses in language, art history, literature, history and philosophy, along with a studio component. Fifteen credit hours are required to attain the certificate for students currently pursuing the B.F.A. degree.

For more information about the Asian Studies Certificate, please contact Jan Kennedy, Ph.D, associate professor of art history, at 816-802-3372 or jkennedy@kcai.edu.

Social Practice Certificate

This 15-hour certificate for students currently pursuing a B.F.A. degree is designed to inspire and inform students whose practice is interdisciplinary and who want to engage with important world issues. The core courses for the certificate are Collaborative Art Practices, The Artist’s Role in Society and an internship with a nonprofit organization.

For more information about the Social Practice Certificate, contact Casey Whittier at CWhittier@kcai.edu.