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10:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
81%
of students receive some form of institutional or Federal financial assistance

Programs

Art History

Art History

Develop a deep understanding of creativity as a cultural and social force and place art and design in a cross-cultural, global framework.
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Collaborative Design

Become an invaluable change agent who can leverage the power of design to meet the evolving needs of businesses and nonprofit organizations.
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Digital Art and Design

Create immersive experiences at the intersection of graphic design, interaction design, animation, illustration, digital 3D, and sound design.
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Drawing

Sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills and develop a heightened awareness of the union of technical, formal, and conceptual components
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Fashion Studies

Pursue a career in the fashion industry through immersive experiences that cultivate critical thinking and design skills while broadening your understanding of fashion retailing, sustainability, and presentation.
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Graphic Design

Join an integrative learning environment where traditional design fundamentals evolve into powerful tools for communication, problem-solving, and creative strategizing.
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Illustration

Become an aesthetically grounded and professionally versatile illustrator who is proficient in both traditional and emerging media.  
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Interior Design

Be empowered to use design thinking and creative problem solving to explore the function, aesthetic appeal, sustainability, and user experience of interior environments.
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Medical Illustration

Get started on a unique pathway toward a high-demand career with the potential to change lives, improve health, and enhance medical education and health care around the world.
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Painting

Immerse yourself in the medium’s rich history and vast expressive possibilities to move beyond mastery of basic techniques and traditional genres into a style and voice that is uniquely yours.
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Photography

Blend fine art and commerical approaches to pursue expressive possibilities through a thoughtful balance of concept and technique, and emerge positioned to succeed in a wide variety of photography careers.   
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Printmaking

Infuse traditional printmaking processes with contemporary studio practices in a fertile environment for exploration, experimentation, critical thinking, and conceptual development
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Product Design

Create objects that respond to human need, challenge convention, and elevate the lived experience.
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Sculpture and Functional Art

Work with metal, wood, clay, plastic, and mixed and multi-media forms to investigate and express original ideas, becoming a versatile maker who discovers new ways of shaping space and engaging senses.
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Discover where your creativity can take you. 
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Master of Architecture

Our unique curriculum blends studio and immersion, research, and praxis to engage you in a deep exploration of the discipline that considers innovation, sustainability, and context as equally as aesthetics.
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Master of Arts in Design

Broaden your understanding of design's impact on culture and community through collaborative experiences and research-driven coursework.
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Master of Arts or Certificate in Visual and Critical Studies

Deluged with imagery, a conscious awareness of how images shape our attitudes and actions allows us to more effectively navigate our world.
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Master of Fine Arts Painting

The MFA Painting program fosters emergent research, innovation, civic awareness, and intellectual growth to encourage the pursuit of individual or collaborative creative goals and outcomes.
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Advanced Studies in Design and Innovation Management Certificate

For business and creative professionals who want to get an edge in the marketplace.
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Learn More About Our Graduate Programs

Take your creativity to the next level. 
 

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Events

Friday, Apr 9
Rad Women Walking Tour
Meet in the Atrium by 12:00pm to join the tour. The Rad Women tour was inspired by “Rad American Women A-Z,” a New York Times bestselling book written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam...
Monday, Apr 12
Mind Revival Mondays
Please join Kristen (MSW Intern) in revitalizing your mind, body, and soul via yoga! Monday’s (starting 1/18/21) 11:15 A.M.- (20-30 minutes) 5-minute cool down & goal share for the week Zoom:...
Game Night - Finals Prep Week
Monday, Apr 12
Game Night - Finals Prep Week
Game Night! Join us on Zoom to play some games and win prizes.   Use Zoom link in Canvas course "KCAD Student Success"   Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate...
Free Lunch - Finals Prep Week
Tuesday, Apr 13
Free Lunch - Finals Prep Week
Free Lunch - Grab and Go Graduating students can pick up their KCAD Grad Swag boxes during this event! Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact...
Free Snacks - Finals Prep Week
Wednesday, Apr 14
Free Snacks - Finals Prep Week
Free snacks- grab and go! Graduating students can pick up their KCAD Grad Swag boxes during this event! Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact...
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