Admissions Events

Whether you’re near or far, the best way to get to know KCAI is to look around. Let us show you what we’re made of. Throughout the year we offer several full and half day events and we hope to see you on campus soon!

We also have several ongoing opportunities for you to experience campus such as tours and information sessions, counselor meetings, transfer meetings and portfolio reviews. Learn more by visiting our Plan Your Visit page.

SPRING EVENTS

Accepted Student Day: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Congratulations! Let’s celebrate your acceptance into KCAI. Admitted student and their families are invited to join us for a day-long event that will introduce them to faculty and students. Explore the campus and consider possibilities for your future major. This event is for admitted students only. We hope to see you on the invite list, apply today!


Admissions 101: Art School Overview Friday, May 24, 2019 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

This spring event is for students who will be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2019. During this half-day event, we will talk about portfolio preparation, the different art school models, the college essay, financial aid and more.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO MAKE YOUR VISIT TO KCAI A SUCCESS

Campus Map

What to Bring

  • For a portfolio review, you should bring a sample of current work (finished and in progress) on a laptop, flash drive, or a phone.
  • Comfy shoes
  • **Optional**  transcripts, letters of recommendations, financial information

Special Accommodations
Our campus tours require extensive walking and navigation of hills and stairs, so please contact us ahead of time if anyone in your party has difficulty with mobility. We strive to make your visit enjoyable and can make accommodations with proper notification. You may call 800-522-5224 or e-mail us at admiss@kcai.edu with your requests. Handicap parking available on campus and with 24-hour advance notice we can be sure to reserve a spot.

Campus Closings
When our campus is closed due to severe weather or holidays, our tours and information sessions are canceled. You will find information about campus closings on our homepage or by calling the automated line at 800.522.5224.

Parking on Campus
We must ask for your patience! KCAI is undergoing exciting construction for a new student living center. As a result, visitor parking is limited. You can access the visitor lot by taking an immediate left upon entering campus at 4415 Warwick Blvd. These spots are complementary and first-come, first-serve. Handicap accessible parking can be reserved with 24 hours advance notice.

Additional parking may be available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art garage during the times listed below. Please use the KCAI campus map for parking directions.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art garage (covered) – $10/day
Wed: 10 am-5 pm
Thur: 10 am-9 pm
Fri: 10 am-9 pm

YOU WILL STAY COMFORTABLY AT ANY OF THE NEARBY HOTELS LISTED BELOW

KANSAS CITY MARRIOTT ON THE PLAZA
800-810-3708 | 816-531-3000
4445 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Located 2 blocks from KCAI
HOLIDAY INN AT THE PLAZA
800-465-4329 | 816-753-7400
1 E. 45th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
Located 2 blocks from KCAI
EMBASSY SUITES
00-362-2779 | 816-756-1720
220 West 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Located about 1 mile north and west of KCAI
BEST WESTERN SEVILLE PLAZA
866-447-5292 | 816-561-9600
4309 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Located about 4 blocks from KCAI