High school classes are offered year-round at the Kansas City Art Institute. All classes give fine art instruction while working with any skill level. Classes align with the KCAI Foundation Year and are designed to give a preview of what art school life is like. Studio classes in ceramics, fiber, sculpture and woodworking take place in the collegiate studio space. Please call the high school programmer at 816-802-3489 if you have questions about the class schedule.
Each semester, select courses are offered for one hour of college credit with an additional fee. Students are encouraged to take credit classes in sets of three; three hours of college credit are typically equivalent to one college class.
This summer, studio classes are offered in sculptural welding and ceramics. Portfolio Preparation and ARTquation are instructed by Kansas City Art Institute Admission staff. Enroll early in these classes to reserve your seat.
A three-week residency program for high school students from July 5-24, 2015
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 an art history 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A draft of the 2015 schedule is not currently available.
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.
Scholarships will be awarded to some students based on merit. The application deadline to be considered for a scholarship is April 3, 2015. All PCAL applications will be considered for scholarships. Students that complete an application prior to the April 3 scholarship deadline will be notified regarding their admission, but will not be notified regarding scholarship status until the end of April 2015.
Admission is granted on a rolling basis. You will receive a letter to notify you of your admission status approximately one month after your completed submission has been received.
KCAI - PCAL Program
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111
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