Explore Kansas City Art Institute

Explore Kansas City Art Institute

We offer a variety of opportunities for you to connect with us, both virtually and in-person:

     -Special Virtual Events

     -Virtual Meetings with Admissions and Financial Aid

     -In-Person Campus Tours

 

Join a Virtual Information Session

All 30-minute information sessions are open to prospective students and their families interested in learning more about the B.F.A. program at KCAI. These focused sessions will include information on our 13 majors, campus life, housing, financial aid and scholarships, as well as special sessions with faculty and current students.

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Chat with an Admissions Counselor

We know you have unique questions, and we have dedicated counselors to answer them all! Admissions counselors are available for video chats and portfolio reviews. Use this time to discuss application requirements and what’s needed in your portfolio. These 1:1 sessions are available in 30-minute time slots. Complete the online request form below and someone will contact you within 24 hours, during regular business hours, to schedule your appointment.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

You are juggling a lot of changes and challenges, and the college search might feel overwhelming. We understand, so we have redesigned our spring event lineup to not only consider your health and safety, but also to make our special events more accessible and more customizable. Don’t miss these opportunities to engage with us and get an in-depth look at KCAI! 

Spring events

FAFSA Workshop

Tuesday, Jan 26 | 6 p.m. Central
Tuesday, Mar 2 | 6 p.m. Central
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Sign up today for our FAFSA workshop hosted by Lori Baer, Director of Financial aid. Lori will provide step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the FAFSA filing process, and explain the importance of the FAFSA and how it impacts your student’s financial aid offer. There will also be a time for Q&A.

Virtual open studio

Please check back in February for information and registration for our March Virtual Open Studio event!


Are you a transfer student?

Transfer specialists are available for virtual chats and portfolio reviews. Use this time to discuss the transferability of earned college credits, the application requirements and what’s needed in your portfolio. Complete the online request form below and someone will contact you within 24 hours, during regular business hours, to schedule your appointment.

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Financial Aid Meetings

Have you been accepted for fall 2021 and have questions about the financial aid process or your specific financial aid offer? Our Financial Aid team is here to answer your questions. These 1:1 sessions are available in 20-minute time slots.

Please login to your Applicant Portal to request a Financial Aid meeting. 


Group Visit

We will not be offering group tours until further notice. However, we can offer a virtual presentation. Please email visit@kcai.edu to discuss your group presentation.


Virtual Tours – Campus Amenities

Check out some of the amenities that we have on campus.

Virtual Campus


ON Campus tours

Prospective students and their two guests can register for a campus tour offered most Fridays and Saturdays. For the safety of our campus community, tours will be limited to one prospective student per tour, their two guests and an Admissions representative. Registration, health screening, and masks will be required for ALL visitors. We are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors due to space and social distancing guidelines.

Please note the registration deadline is three days before the tour to accommodate receipt of our health screening form.  Tours will be approximately one hour and will be altered to accommodate social distancing and safety guidelines. Exposure to interior spaces will be limited and a good portion of the tour will be conducted outside. Please wear your walking shoes and be prepared for chilly weather during the winter months.  

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Area Accomodations

The Country Club Plaza is very close to our KCAI campus and has several area hotels only a short distance from our central green area, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.