KCAI offers high school classes and intensives throughout the year to promote artistic skill building and expanding a student's art background for students ages 15 to 18. In addition, we offer college portfolio building classes such as portfolio preparation and figure drawing.
The School for Continuing and Professional Studies offers dual credit programs for students enrolled in cooperating high schools. North Kansas City high school is the first high school in the metropolitan area to offer the dual credit program, which, upon completion, awards KCAI college credit for advanced art classes. To inquire about dual credit opportunities for your high school, please contact Tabitha Schmidt, director of the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-802.3445.
A three-week residency program for high school students from July 7-26, 2013
KCAI's Pre-College ArtLab (PCAL) is a three-week residency program for freshman through senior high school students. Seniors who have already graduated are welcome to apply. Students accepted into the PCAL program will choose a studio major and also take a liberal arts course as well as an intensive life drawing course. The program will help students discover first hand the commitment it takes to be an artist.
For more information or to request a brochure, contact Sarah Biggerstaff at 816-802-3505 or email@example.com. The deadline to apply was April 5.
Students and parents may view a pdf draft of the PCAL Student Schedule 2013 here.
Download the studio course descriptions here.
Download a PCAL 2013 brochure.
See a video about the PCAL program.
Compare our pre-college program with other schools, and you'll appreciate the value we offer at KCAI. Our program cost of $2,799 includes:
Students reside in the Student Living Center, along with resident assistants who are degree-seeking students at the Kansas City Art Institute. They will assist you with daily living needs, while also helping you find out what it means to be a full-time student at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Students work will culminate in an all-program exhibition in various locations around the campus. All participants will share their work with each other as well as friends, parents, faculty and staff. Work from your life drawing class, major studio and liberal arts component will be displayed.
Our expectation of PCAL students is that they will demonstrate a high level of initiative and responsibility regarding their work and behavior during this program. Walking and/or public bus transportation is encouraged for individual outings; tour buses are provided for planned PCAL activities. For everyone's protection, no transportation in individual vehicles is permitted. Because our goal is to provide an intensive, in-depth and concentrated art-making experience for the students, visitors are restricted to specific times designated in the handbook. Few exceptions will be made to this restriction.
Competitive scholarships are awarded to select applicants, based on artistic merit, academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Scholarships apply to tuition, room, board and supplies but are not applied toward the non-refundable deposit. Students who successfully complete the Pre-College ArtLab will be awarded a one semester living center grant upon their enrollment at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Acceptance packets will be mailed the last half of April. If you are accepted, you will need to complete and send all of the paperwork in the packet along with a $300 nonrefundable deposit. As part of your paperwork you can choose to pay the remaining balance in a lump sum or opt for a payment plan. The payment plan costs an additional $100.
If you choose the payment plan, your total for the program will be $2,899. After the $300 nonrefundable deposit (due May 3), you will work out a payment plan with the Continuing and Professional Studies Office that insures payment will occur BEFORE the program begins in July. If you choose the payment plan, the total payment (not including the deposit) of $2,599 will be due by Friday, June 28.
To ask about a payment plan, contact Sarah Biggerstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816.802.3505.
If you choose to pay in one lump sum, remit the balance by Friday, June 7, by check or credit card.
For payment, send checks to the address below or call 816-802-3505 to pay by credit card.
Send all materials to the following address:
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
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