Professional Practice

The Thursday Professional Practice presentation series augments the studio portion of the professional practice program by providing an array of discussions focused on professional core competencies for B.F.A. degree candidates. This program also creates networking opportunities between students and the Professional Practice presenters.

2014-2015 Professional Practice schedule 

The one credit-hour Professional Practice course is required of all KCAI junior and senior fine arts majors. Students are required to attend all professional practice studio sessions, as well as the Thursday presentation sessions. Presentations are held Thursdays from noon to 12:55 p.m. in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall unless otherwise noted.


August 28
Pro Prep: Transferable Skills
September 11
Pro Prep: Always Being Prepared; Springboard Creative
September 25
Pro Prep: Resume writing
October 9
DIY PR: PR Basics and professional online presence
October 23
Pro Prep: Entrepreneur’s advice for artists
November 6
Pro Prep: Emergency preparedness
November 20
Life After KCAI: Museum careers
January 29
Life After KCAI: Art Education careers and Post-Bac program info session
February 12
Money Talks: Grant Writing
Feb 26
Life After KCAI: Preparing for Graduate School
March 12
Life After KCAI: Starting a business or nonprofit
March 26
Life After KCAI: Residencies andInternational opportunities
April 10
Pro Prep: How to professional approach a gallery
April 23
Internship Fair



September 4
Pro Prep: Artist Inc.
September 18
Money Talks: Freelance
October 2
Money Talks: Working with a bank
October 16
(in Irving Auditorium, this session only)
Money Talks: Taxes for artists
October 30
Pro Prep: Building a business plan
November 13

DIY PR: Copy Right Law Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA)