Alumni Profiles

Learn about the many careers our alumni have

KCAI_STEPHANIE KIM_HEADSHOT Stef Shank ('06 Illustration)
A+Real+Nice+Lady_Whitney+Manney764 Whitney Manney ('12 Fiber)
headshot Garrett Fuselier ('08 Graphic Design)
Screen_Shot_2022-06-22_at_10.03.05_AM.width-600 Roberto Lugo ('12 Ceramics)

Careers in The Arts

Graduates of KCAI are working in a variety of industries and doing big things. We love hearing from alumni about how they are putting their artistic skills into practice. Many are already making a name for themselves in their various artistic disciplines.

Our alumni are employed at

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  • RiotGames
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  • google
  • floydcounty
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  • Hufft
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Alumni Benefits

Career Advising

A complementary advising session through the Professional Practice Center valid for your first full year after graduation; including professional materials review, Fulbright Application review, interview preparation, and graduate school application assistance.

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Professional Practice Portal

Alumni receive access to a curated list of creative jobs and internships through

The Portal

UMKC E-Scholars Program

KCAI has partnered with this program to offer students a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, and now we are extending this partnership to you, KCAI alumni. Over the past 13 years, this program has helped hundreds launch great businesses. Participants will work with industry experts to learn how to start a business and build a network to support their growth.

  • 10% discount on the E-Scholars program fee
  • E-Scholars is giving away two $500 scholarships: one for Fall and one for Spring




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