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.

2013-2014 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.


Aug. 29: Transferable Skills

Sept. 12: The Professional Approach; Springboard for the Arts: Goal Setting, Organization Skills

Sept. 26: Résumé Writing

Oct. 10: Always Being Prepared; Springboard Creativel

Oct.24: Introduction to Professional Online Presence

Nov. 7: Residencies; the Alliance of Artist Communities

Nov. 21: Application Advice

Feb. 13: Grant Writing; Arts KC

Feb. 27: Preparing for Graduate School

March 13: Starting a Business or Nonprofit

March 27: How to Professionally Approach a Gallery

April 10: Fundraising; New York Foundation for the Arts


Sept. 5: What Works: What do artists and entrepreneurs have in common? Everything?

Sept. 19: Freelance

Oct. 9: Working with a Bank

Oct. 17: Taxes

Oct. 31: Copyright Law; Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Nov. 14: PR Basics