The Art Institutes International-Kansas City

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 Art Institutes International-Kansas City offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, media arts and culinary (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012 to 2022).

A focused education from The Art Institutes International-Kansas City can help students turn their creative energy into a powerful tool that can make a difference in the world. Students are part of a collaborative and supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills needed to pursue a career in the creative economy.

The Art Institutes International-Kansas City is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity provides students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


The Art Institutes International-Kansas City is located in the heart of a city whose nickname is City of Fountains, which makes sense, considering the fact that there are over 200 fountains there--more than any other city outside Rome.

Kansas City also has more boulevards--132 miles of them--than any city except Paris, leading to another moniker, Paris of the Plains. And because K.C. is at both the population and geographic center of the country, it's also known as the Heart of America.

But no matter what nickname is used, 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 well known for barbecue--K.C. has more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other city in the country--and jazz. In fact, that particular music genre has been big in this town since the 1920s, having launched the careers of artists like Count Basie, Bennie Moten, and Charlie "Bird" Parker.

The city's commitment to its parks and landmarks is well known throughout the country, making it one of the most beautiful cities in America. Kansas City has over 200 urban parks, more than 100 tennis courts, and 20 public swimming pools as well as world-class museums, a vibrant arts scene, and superb shopping.

Since it first opened in 1857, the City Market has been one of the biggest public farmers' markets in the entire Midwest, connecting farmers and small businesses to Kansas City's communities. More than 30 merchants are open year-round, offering everything from specialty foods to seafood, from restaurants and cafes to home accessories.

In the world of sports, Kansas City has teams in every professional sport from soccer to roller derby. Baseball's Kansas City Royals play their home games at Kauffman Stadium, and the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs operate right next door at Arrowhead Stadium--the first stadium ever to show instant replay on its scoreboard.

Location & Contact

The Art Institutes International-Kansas City
8208 Melrose Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214
United States
PHONE: 1.913.217.4600 or 1.866.530.8508
FAX: 1.913.217.4690


Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts
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  Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion Design Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Marketing Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Baking & Pastry Diploma
Baking & Pastry Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institutes International-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 that 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 them for the real world. 


Actual tuition and housing costs will vary depending on program, number of credits enrolled, and actual living arrangements. Prospective students should contact a Student Financial Services professional at the school for details.

Financial Aid

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.


Faculty members are hands-on creative professionals with proven experience as business leaders and innovators, hosting a learning environment similar to the career world students will face after graduation. Part instructor, part mentor, their mission is to help develop and transform creative potential into marketable skills. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Admission Requirements

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

Application and Information

To obtain an application, make arrangements for an interview, or tour the school, prospective students should contact:

The Art Institutes International-Kansas City
8208 Melrose Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214
PHONE:  1.913.217.4600 or 1.866.530.8508
FAX:  1.913.217.4690

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The Art Institutes International-Kansas City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 8208 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is




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