Campus

Campus

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  1. 43rd Street Building (Continuing and Professional Studies)
  2. Advancement and Alumni House
  3. Baty House (liberal arts)
  4. Cafe Nerman
  5. Carriage House (visitor's apartment)
  6. Chequers Apartments (student housing)
  7. Dodge Building (painting)
  8. East Building (central shop, photography, digital filmmaking, printmaking)
  9. H&R Block Artspace
  10. Irving Building (animation, graphic design, Irving Amphitheater,digital media, print output center)
  11. J&G Building (illustration)
  12. Jannes Library & Learning Center (academic affairs, accademic support services, Community Arts and Service Learning (CASL), computer lab, library)
  13. Mineral Hall (academic advising, campus technology, career services, dean of students)
  14. Stern Building (ceramics, plant services)
  15. Student Living Center (Art Supply Store, dining hall, campus activities, mail room, on-campus housing for foundation students)
  16. Vanderslice Hall (admissions, business office, campus security, communications, Epperson Auditorium, financial aid, human resources, international studies, president's office, registrar, J.C. Nichols Patio, Janet K. Meyer Miller Terrace)
  17. Volker Building (sculpture)
  18. The Warehouse (fiber)
  19. West Building (foundation)

About the campus

Some colleges of art and design are located in a single industrial-type building that could just as well be a warehouse. Other campuses have departmental buildings intermingled with office towers, randomly situated on several city blocks. It’s not like that at the Kansas City Art Institute, where studio buildings and the freshman residence hall encircle a tree-shaded campus green.

You experience the best of both worlds — a park-like oasis in an urban setting, with world-class art museums just steps away on either side of the campus. When students and alumni talk about the special feeling of community they experience at KCAI, they often refer to the campus itself and to the central green, around which campus life revolves.

The campus green is the scene of Frisbee tossing, dog walking, kick-ball and soccer games, art installations, picnics, hot-dog cookouts, Day of the Dead parades in the October and spring festivities in April.

KCAI campus map (PDF)

Highway map (PDF)

Directions to KCAI campus (4415 Warwick Blvd.):

From the north:
From Kansas City International Airport take I-29 south to I-35 south. Take the Broadway/27th St. exit (on your left). Continue going south on Broadway until you reach 43rd Street. Turn left on 43rd Street and go east to Warwick Boulevard. Turn right on Warwick Boulevard and continue south to 4415. Turn left into the visitor parking lot. The admissions office is on the first floor of the three-story red-brick building, Vanderslice Hall.

From the east:
Take I-70 west to I-35 south. Take the Broadway/27th St. exit (on your left). Continue going south on Broadway until you reach 43rd Street. Turn left on 43rd Street and go east to Warwick Boulevard. Turn right on Warwick Boulevard and continue south to 4415. Turn left into the visitor parking lot. The admissions office is on the first floor of the three-story red-brick building, Vanderslice Hall.

From the west:
Take I-70 east to I-35 south. Take the Broadway/27th St. exit (on your left). Continue going south on Broadway until you reach 43rd Street. Turn left on 43rd Street and go east to Warwick Boulevard. Turn right on Warwick Boulevard and continue south to 4415. Turn left into the visitor parking lot. The admissions office is on the first floor of the three-story red-brick building, Vanderslice Hall.

From the southeast:
Take 71 Highway north to Swope Parkway exit. Turn left on Swope Parkway. Swope Parkway becomes Volker Blvd. Follow Volker Blvd. to Oak St. Take a right on Oak Street and continue north until 45th Street. Turn left on 45th Street, and veer right onto Warwick Boulevard, heading north. Turn right into the visitor parking lot at 4415 Warwick Boulvard.  The admissions office is on the first floor of the three-story red-brick building, Vanderslice Hall.

From the southwest: 
Take I-35 north to Shawnee Mission Parkway east exit (left off-ramp). Take Shawnee Mission Parkway to Ward Parkway; turn left onto Ward Parkway. Turn left on Main St. (also marked Brookside at this point). Turn right on 47th Street (Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.), left on Oak St. continue north until 45th Street. Turn left on 45th Street, and veer right onto Warwick Boulevard, heading north. Turn right into the visitor parking lot at 4415 Warwick Boulvard. The admissions office is on the first floor of the three-story red-brick building, Vanderslice Hall.