Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Art Institute


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Recent Reviews

Shanisse
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the school is amazing! The first year is your foundations year where you actually find out what major is perfect for ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the school is amazing! The first year is your foundations year where you actually find out what major is perfect for you. They explore lots of different things and don't force anything on you. I would recommend it. Although, I haven't attended yet, I already know it's the perfect school for me.

Karina
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The school is amazing and very art oriented. The foundation program allows students to discover their own interests to choos...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is amazing and very art oriented. The foundation program allows students to discover their own interests to choose a major that is the best fit for them. The program is very interesting, but the tuition for the school is very expensive.

Cat
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I love it, the first year (foundations) is actually hell though. The professors in that department are unempathetic robots wh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it, the first year (foundations) is actually hell though. The professors in that department are unempathetic robots whose only goal is to force you to drop out and lose all passion for anything related to art. But the other students and professors are spectacular

Abigail
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KCAI is a fascinating place to be. If you're interested in the creative arts and want a good group of like minded people to h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

KCAI is a fascinating place to be. If you're interested in the creative arts and want a good group of like minded people to hang around and learn from. It really is a melting pot of interesting ideas from all over the map! The professors here are really like no other. Some of them (especially studio professors) are very eccentric, but it's clear that they all love their jobs and respect their students. The small class sized (ranging anywhere from 10 - 30 students) allow for engaging conversation, and by the end of the semester, everyone feels like family. It's definitely to taste, but if you like having free creative reign over your work (and not having to take a math class) I'd recommend checking KCAI out!

Hailee
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This college overall is pretty great for those interested in a career in art. The bar is set high and you are expected to out...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college overall is pretty great for those interested in a career in art. The bar is set high and you are expected to out do yourself whenever and wherever possible. Many of the classes will try and challenge you to make you grow your artistic ability, and the classes available give you the proper tools for intellectual discussion within the art community. The facilities are top notch outside of the living center, but that itself is going to be completely redone in the coming years, so future on coming students will have a brand new area to live in. Currently they are a little dingy but livable, but the food however made me and other students quite ill the first week until we got adjusted to it. My personal main grievance is the food in the cafeteria. While offering a wide selection a lot of days the quality would vary from, "Wow this is great!" to "Maybe I'll just skip eating food here today." However if you are looking for a quality school to push you and your abilities to a higher state then this may be the one for you. I certainly do not regret attending despite the food being not being that grand and the housing in its current state being overall being sub-par.

Alana
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It is so amazing and you really can only expect the best teaching, best overall experience from KCAI. It is a life changer. I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is so amazing and you really can only expect the best teaching, best overall experience from KCAI. It is a life changer. I came in as a junior, and only exceed in my previous studies due to the high expectations from the professors, but the students expect more from themselves. Everyone is so friendly and communication is strong. I've never seen an artist community like Kansas city. Anyone who attends will have such an amazing experience.

shelby
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it is a campus that encourages the student body to try new forms of art and get out in the world. They are extremely helpful ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

it is a campus that encourages the student body to try new forms of art and get out in the world. They are extremely helpful to future attending students. The staff is nice and offers to help make visitors comfortable. The campus is beautiful and open. I love the look and feeling of the school as a whole and look forward to attending this fall.

Rebecca
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KCAI is a school that nurtures the next generation of artists' individuality, aiming to expand the minds and perspectives of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

KCAI is a school that nurtures the next generation of artists' individuality, aiming to expand the minds and perspectives of its students in order to refine them into artists who will impact their field of study. Freshman students have their own Foundations Program for their studio class--where they're introduced to a wide range of media and art making techniques, and develop a professional work ethic--before declaring their major and entering their major studio courses Sophomore year and on. If you want to jump right into your major studio courses and transfer in as a sophomore, you need a fair amount of art credits to transfer from another institution to KCAI--the Foundations program isn't for everyone, many of my friends (my closest friends I made in our Foundations class!) struggled with the work load assigned in Foundations (which depends on your individual professor, who you'll stay with the first semester) and wish they'd transferred in as sophomores, but I had the option to transfer in as a sophomore (in Animation), but I chose to transfer as a freshman and complete the Foundations program and I've grown as an artist for it. It depends on the person if it's a right fit for you! The interdisciplinary nature of our majors promotes learning from fellow students and professors across departments. My professors' passion for their individual fields made me reevaluate what kind of career in animation I want to aim for--definitely for the better, I never knew there were so many possibilities out there for me! If you are an artist who wants to develop an admirable work ethic and go beyond a cookie-cutter art career, KCAI may be the fit for you.

Tabitha
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My first year at KCAI has definitely been a life-changing experience. From the culture to the academics to the people, every ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first year at KCAI has definitely been a life-changing experience. From the culture to the academics to the people, every aspect has something to gain and new experience to be had. There is such a wide variety of opportunities, between departments and choice of classes, that everyone can find what they enjoy. The staff at KCAI is very diverse and each have a different way of expressing and teaching art. I am very excited to see what my second year will bring me this fall.

Thomas
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Excellent if your looking to become and develop your artist inside. A good resume builder. A private school so its priced a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Excellent if your looking to become and develop your artist inside. A good resume builder. A private school so its priced a little high.

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  • Enrollment
  • 635
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $36,450
  • Acceptance rate
  • 65%

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