The Kansas City Art Institute has the most beautiful, visually inspiring campus of any art and design school in the country. But that isn’t the reason that ambitious artist should insist on coming here. The real motive is more fundamental. It’s about fashioning an idea into matter. Kansas City Art Institute is, above all, a makers’ school.
Our faculty recognizes the need for all tools – traditional and digital – to facilitate the teaching and creative process of making. We know students still want to learn how to make things. Kansas City Art Institute offers exceptional resources for both handcrafting and digital production, including a woodworking shop, kilns, and individual studios to facilitate physical construction, along with a state-of-the-art digital studio in the centre of campus that houses highly sophisticated, 21st-century instruments, such as 3-D printers, a digital loom, and CNC routers.