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 Sonja Garrett, associate director of the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-802.3489.
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.
The PCAL Student Schedule 2014 will be available in March 2014.
Download a PCAL 2014 brochure.
Download a list of frequently asked questions here.
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.
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 and email to notify you of your admission status no later than two weeks after your completed submission has been received.
To ask about a payment plan, call 816.802.3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCAI - PCAL ProgramContinuing and Professional Studies4415 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111
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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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