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Important Information for CPS students

CPS Office: 108 E 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

All students should check in at the CPS office at 108 E 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 a few minutes before the first class.  You will be issued a temporary access card and may then proceed to your class location. There is a $50 replacement fee for unreturned cards.

*Certificate Program students with an official KCAI photo ID do not need a temporary access card. 

Parking

Due to the urban environment, street parking is available for CPS classes.

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For directions to individual classrooms, click on the links below for downloadable maps of individual campus buildings.

  1. 43rd Street Building (CPS, CPS classrooms, 108 E 43rd Street, KCMO 64111)
  2. Advancement and Alumni House
  3. Baty House (liberal arts)
  4. Cafe Nerman
  5. Carriage House (visitors apartment)
  6. Chequers Apartments (student housing)
  7. Dodge Building (painting)
  8. East building (digital filmmaking, media center, photography, printmaking, woodshop)
  9. H&R Block Artspace at KCAI
  10. Irving Building (animation, digital media, fiber annex, graphic design, Irving Ampitheater)
  11. J&G Building (illustration)
  12. Jannes Library (academic affairs, academic support services, Community and Service Arts Learning, computer lab, library)
  13. Mineral Hall (academic advising, campus technology, career services, dean of students)
  14. Stern Building (ceramics)
  15. Student Living Center (art supply store, cafeteria, campus activities, mail room)
  16. Vanderslice Hall (admissions, business office, campus security, communications, Epperson Auditorium, Epperson lower east/west studios, financial aid, human resources, international studies, president's office, registrar)
  17. Vollker Building (sculpture)
  18. The Warehouse (fiber)
  19. West Building (foundation)

Directions to Main campus

The School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the main campus of the Kansas City Art Institute is located at 108 E 43rd street. Directions to CPS are below.


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From the northwest or KCI airport

Take I-29 south to downtown KC area; continue on highway 71 south; exit at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and turn right onto Cleaver II Boulevard; travel west to Oak Street; turn right on Oak Street; take first left onto 45th Street; street curves to the right and turns into Warwick Boulevard. Continue on Warwick Boulevard until the four way stop at 43rd street; turn left on 43rd street, Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your right. 108 E. 43rd Street

From the northeast

Take I-35 south to downtown KC area; merge onto I-29 south and continue on highway 71 south; exit at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and turn right onto Cleaver II Boulevard; travel west to Oak Street; turn right on Oak Street; take first left onto 45th Street; street curves to the right and turns into Warwick Boulevard. Continue on Warwick Boulevard until the four way stop at 43rd street; turn left on 43rd street, Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your right. 108 E. 43rd Street

From the east

Take I-70 west to I-35/670 south; once past the downtown area continue on I-35 south and take the Broadway Exit (left lane); travel south on Broadway to 43rd Street; turn left on 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main Street; Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your left between Walnut & Warwick. 108 E. 43rd Street

From the west

Take I-70 east to I-670 east to I-35 south; take the Broadway exit (left lane); travel south on Broadway to 43rd Street; turn left on 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main Street; Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your left between Walnut & Warwick. 108 E. 43rd Street

From the southeast

Take I-35 north to the highway 50/56 Shawnee Mission Parkway exit and turn right; travel east on Shawnee Mission Parkway; continue across State Line Road; Shawnee Mission Parkway becomes Ward Parkway; stay in one of left three lanes as road curves left (north) and turns into Roanoke Parkway/Madison Avenue; turn right onto 43rd Street; continue on 43rd Street across Main St.; Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your left between Walnut & Warwick. 108 E. 43rd Street

From the southwest

From northbound highway 71 exit at Swope Parkway/US-56 W; go left (west) on Swope Parkway; Swope Pkwy becomes Volker Boulevard; turn right on Oak Street; turn left at 45th Street; street curves right and turns into Warwick Boulevard; Continue on Warwick Boulevard until the four way stop at 43rd street; turn left on 43rd street, Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) is on your right. 108 E. 43rd Street

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