Group Visits

Thank you for your interest in KCAI!

We ware excited to build a custom visit for your high school age group. While multiple options are available to you, our most common and recommended option is the two-hour visit which includes the following:

  • 30-minute Admissions presentation
  • 90-minute full Campus Tour * Please note that this can be customized for the interests in your group and to meet your time constraints.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Self-guided experience at the H&R Block Artspace—KCAI’s teaching museum
  • Tandem visit with Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, located across the street from campus. Consider extending your visit with a tour of the Kemper Museum either before or after your KCAI visit. If this option interests you, contact tours@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6137. The Museum may also be able to provide funding to cover transportation costs associated with your visit.
  • Lunch in KCAI’s campus cafeteria ($6.25/person)


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