The Art Institutes International—Kansas City

The Art Institutes International—Kansas City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The school offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in creative fields like design, media arts, fashion, and culinary. Kansas City is a dynamic city that features a vibrant arts scene, world-class attractions, and an eclectic mix of shops and boutiques. It's also well known for its numerous barbecue restaurants and jazz.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science*
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Arts
Photography Bachelor of Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Arts
Web Design & Development Bachelor of Arts
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Diploma
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion Design Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Marketing Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Diploma
Baking & Pastry Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Arts

Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Culinary Arts/Chef Trainingxx 
Fashion Merchandisingx  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Designx  

Academic Life

A focused education from an Art Institutes school can help students evolve from the creative thinkers they are into the creative professionals they want to be. Students are part of a collaborative, supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills to pursue a career in the creative economy.

In addition, Academic Advisors help students choose a field to study, schedule classes, and discuss academic progress. Our Career Services staff work with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resume writing, and networking, all designed to help them secure entry-level jobs in their chosen fields.

Facilities and Resources

The Art Institute of Kansas City provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare students for the real world.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Art Institutes International-Kansas City is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate and bachelor's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved The Art Institutes International-Kansas City to operate in the State of Kansas. The Kansas Board of Regents may be contacted at the following address: Kansas Board of Regents, Private Postsecondary Education Division, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368; phone: 785-296-0911; fax: 785-296-4526.

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