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Kansas City Art Institute

The Kansas City Art Institute is a four year college of fine arts and design. It is a private and independent college, established in 1885. The college is located in Kansas City in Missouri, USA.

History of Kansas City Art College:

The Kansas City Art College was formed by a number of art devotees who started a Sketch Club with the purpose of holding art discussions and judging pictures. At the beginning, meetings were held in private homes. Later the venue was shifted to the Deardorf Building in downtown Kansas City at the 11th and Main. At the sketch club’s first exhibition in 1887, twelve benefactors volunteered to set up the Kansas City Art Association and School of Design. In 1927, the August R. Meyer residence and 8 acres of land adjacent to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art was purchased by Howard Vanderslice for building a campus. The present campus is around fifteen acres.

About Kansas City Art College:
The Kansas City Art College is rated among the top ten art schools of USA by U.S. News and World Report. The Kansas City Art College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. There are nearly 600 students at the Kansas City Art College and 75 faculty members.
Courses at Kansas City Art College:

The students at Kansas City Art College are awarded Bachelor Degrees in Fine Arts. Students can pick majors in Animation, Ceramics, Design, Fiber, Painting, Photo & New Media, Printmaking, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sculpture. The college also offers majors in Art History and Studio Art with special emphasis on Creative Writing.

The Kansas City Art College boasts of a long list of famous graduates. The most noteworthy among them being Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company.

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