In addition to our exchange partners, KCAI has several special agreements and relationships with various schools within the U.S. and around the world. Consortium partnerships allow you to receive benefits such as special tuition discounts and exclusive consortium scholarships at the host school.  Our consortium partners offer semester long, summer, and post-grad programs. Academic credits earned may be transfered to KCAI.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Vary by program

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Semester-long programs will require a student to take a leave of absence from KCAI. This does not apply to short-term programs that take place between KCAI semesters.
  • Tuition and fees are paid directly to the host school.
  • KCAI financial aid may not be used. Students will need to investigate alternative scholarships and funding resources.
  • Transfer credit must be approved by your academic advisor and department chair prior to travel.

CURRENT CONSORTIUM PARTNERSHIPS

BURREN COLLEGE OF ART GLOBAL ECOLOGIES STUDIO – Ballyvaughan, Ireland
This four-week course is a combined studio and science course offered to students who are looking for an opportunity to explore their studio art practice while examining various concepts found in ecology and earth systems. This class is based in the Burren of Western Ireland, which provides a unique experiential and observable location in which to explore the relationships between landscape and the social sphere.

FIELD SCHOOL –  Southern Colorado, New Mexico and Utah
The Art & Rural Environments Field School is an intensive 3-week summer program designed for students interested in the intersection of art and the rural environment. While living and working together in the field and on the road, students create site-interpretation artworks exploring various mediums including photography, sculpture, and drawing, as well as dialogical projects, social actions, and collaborative experiments.  Students will earn 3-credit hours of studio electives and 3-credit hours of Liberal Arts electives.  Two scholarships will be awarded each year.

OX-BOW SUMMER FELLOWSHIP – Saugatuck, Michigan
The Fellowship program provides room/board and stipend and can be life-changing for students as they have the opportunity to build a network of peers and artists that will last long beyond their time at Ox-Bow.

PARSONS PARIS – Paris, France
Summer programs allow you to experience Paris from an insider’s perspective by exploring the many facets of art, design, fashion, and photography firsthand throughout the city.

STUDIO ARTS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL – Florence, Italy
Immerse yourself in the culture and community of Florence in a study abroad program that will change the way you think about art.

YALE/NORFOLK SUMMER SCHOOL OF ART – Norfolk, Connecticut
This is a competitive, tuition-free program; students are nominated by their department to apply.  Twenty-six students from around the country are selected each year to study painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, the moving image and performance for six weeks and receive academic credit for their work.

New programs are being created abroad, such as the Studio Nong International Internship in China. Our students also participate in programs at Anderson Ranch, Penland, and Skowhegan.

For more information, please contact the registrar’s office.