Prospective Students

You travel off the beaten path. Color outside the lines. Wait, please forgive us. We were temporarily stricken with the cliché bug. How about...you're creative. Yeah, that's it. KCAI is the place to harness your creativity. Nothing trite about that. 

Want to apply? Here’s how.

You can become a VIP, apply online or get more information about admissions.


Come see us.

The best way to know if KCAI is right for you is by visiting the campus. Schedule your visit today.


Major in life.

Or find the one that fits yours. Explore the majors we have to offer. We know there’s something for you. 


Study abroad & exchange

Interested in studying off campus? Learn more about the many possibilities.



  • KCAI: Where Business and Art Intersect

    Members of the KCAI Board of Trustees, KCAI's president and members of the KCAI faculty discuss the ways in which art and business intersect and the school's role in immersing students in this...

  • Why I chose KCAI by Alyssa Lundgren

    KCAI students were recently challenged to create a 3- to 5-minute video illustrating why they chose to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. Here, digital filmmaking senior Alyssa Lundgren...

  • Ask the Virtual Advisor

    Have questions about KCAI? Find the answers here.

  • KCAI Names Tony Jones as New President

    KCAI appoints Jones as 24th president. Learn more.

  • Request a transcript

    Need a transcript? Access information about how to request one.




  • Art for everyone!

    The School for Continuing & Professional Studies offers art classes for all skill levels, ages 6 and up! Get creative and beat cabin fever with CPS! Learn more.