Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2012) — The Kansas City Art Institute has received a 10-year reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. KCAI also is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., president of KCAI, said NASAD voted in October to approve the college’s application and to continue the college in good standing through 2021.
As approved by NASAD, the college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis in creative writing.
Founded in 1944, NASAD is an organization of schools, colleges and universities. It has 309 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional membership is gained through a peer-review process of accreditation. Individual membership is available by application. NASAD provides information to potential students and parents, consultations, statistical information, professional development and policy analysis. The organization also has an extensive publications program. More information is available at http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/
About the Kansas City Art Institute
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu
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