Connect with 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. Whether you are meeting with a counselor, touring campus, or attending an event, we look forward to seeing you.


ON Campus tours

Prospective students and guests can register for a tour of campus and meetings with an Admissions Counselor and Financial Aid representative offered most Mondays and Fridays. For the safety of our campus community, tours will be limited to 11 students and guests per tour and an Admissions representative. Registration, and masks will be required for all visitors.

Please note the registration deadline is two days before the tour. Tours will be approximately 90 minutes. Please wear your walking shoes, bring a bottle of water, and be prepared for rain during the spring and summer months.

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Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Before you pack your bags for an on-campus tour, take a self-guided virtual tour from the comfort of your living room. Explore the interactive map of campus and navigate the virtual viewbook with video testimonials from students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


Chat with an Admissions Counselor

We know you have unique questions, and we have dedicated counselors to answer them all! Whether you are a high school student or a college student considering transferring, Admissions Counselors are available for virtual chats and portfolio reviews. Use this time to discuss the application requirements, what’s needed in your portfolio, and the transferability of earned college credits. 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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Financial Aid Meetings

Have you been accepted to KCAI 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 are able to provide small group tours, as well as virtual group presentations. Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form.

Area Accommodations

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.