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 14 to 18. In addition, we offer college portfolio building classes such as portfolio preparation and figure drawing.
During the summer, high school classes are scheduled as one or two week camps. Need-based scholarships are available for these camps. An application is required and must be postmarked by April 11, 2014 for consideration.
A three-week residency program for high school students from July 6-25, 2014
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, call KCAI's School for Continuing and Professional Studies at 816-802-3333 or email email@example.com.
A draft 2014 PCAL schedule is available here.
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.
Two full-ride scholarships will be granted on the basis of merit. The general application also serves as the scholarship application. All application materials must be submitted by April 4, 2014 in order to be considered for one of two full-ride scholarships.
Admission is granted on a rolling basis. You will receive a letter to notify you of your admission status approximately two weeks after your completed submission has been received.
KCAI - PCAL Program
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
*Convenience fees may apply
Families who wish to pay for educational expenses online may do so through Tuition Management Systems Inc. This payment plan allows families to make equal monthly payments or lump-sum payments. There is an additional cost of $65 when enrolling in a payment plan, no interest is charged for this option.
For more information, call Tuition Management Systems Inc. at 800-722-4867.
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