Disability Services and Academic Support

  • Academic Assistance
  • ESL services
  • Submit documentation of a disability, and arrange classroom and exam accommodations
  • Submit documentation of a chronic illness that may affect the student academically.
  • Submit documentation of absences in situations where an exam, critique, or deadline was missed
  • Discuss the possibility of petitioning for an incomplete
Phone: 816-802-3440

Office of Academic Advising

(Located on the 2nd floor of DeBruce Hall)

  • Academic Advising and academic support (one-on-one / group)
  • Educational opportunities (KCASE, transfer credit hours, major studio+ and directed studies ... students will submit completed KCASE, major studio+ and directed study paperwork directly to the Registrar to have their schedules updated)
  • Degree audits and advising worksheets
  • Academic schedule planning - semester schedules and degree plan

Phone: 816-802-3379


Admissions

  • Work with prospective students and their families
  • Process applications for admissions
  • Conduct tours of campus
  • Visit high schools and community colleges to do presentations for art classes
  • Oversee portfolio reviews for prospective students

Phone: 816-802-3560


Business Office

  • Process invoices, run all charges, issue statements
    (students & families may access student account information 24/7 through MyKCAI)
  • Submit for payments from Vocational Rehabilitation, State Pre-Pay plans, etc.
  • Collect all tuition and fees/fines (Library, Security, departmental, etc .... )
  • Post on-line, lockbox, wired and TMS payments to student tuition accounts
  • Perkins loans
  • Study Abroad approval
  • ID activation Approval
  • Apply and monitor Business Office holds

Phone: 816-802-3500


Financial Aid

  • FAFSA
  • Loans- student; parent
  • Work-study
  • General financial aid information
  • VA certification
  • Scholarships & grants

Phone: 816-802-3337


Student Affairs

(Located on the 2nd floor of DeBruce Hall)

  • Counseling services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Foodservice management
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Residence Hall- On-campus housing management
  • Housing contracts
  • Parents day activities
  • New student orientation
  • Campus Activities
  • KCAI Student Guild
  • Summer residency programs
  • Student art gallery activities
  • Graduation activities

Phone: 816-802-3397 or 816-802-3419


Registrar's Office

  • Course registration
  • Academic policies and processes
  • Course and college withdrawal
  • Internships
  • Study abroad and other off-campus study options
  • International student support
  • Enrollment Verfication
  • Update student information - address, preferred name, etc.
  • Degree verification
  • Compliance
  • Veteran's benefits
Phone: 816-802-3569

Security

  • ID/Access Card Activation
  • Parking Tickets
  • Issues ID Cards
  • Lost and Found
  • Accident Reports
  • Incident Reports
  • Escort students
  • Vehicle jump-starts & unlocks

Available 24/7 for calls of service

Phone 816-931-6666


Campus Technology

(Located on the second floor of the Jannes Library)

CT can help with the following:

  • KCAI accounts and passwords
  • Access to KCAI software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office)
  • Lab computers
  • KCAI owned faculty and staff computers
  • Gmail, GSuite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Google Calendars, Google Classroom
  • MyKCAI and Jenzabar 

Phone: 816-802-3502

Email: helpdesk@kcai.edu

More information is available here: https://mykcai.kcai.edu/ICS/Campus_Technology/


Jannes Library

(Located at 4538 Warwick Blvd.)

The Jannes Library offers access to books, ebooks, online resources, streaming video, assistance with research, and more.

The 3rd floor houses a computer lab for classroom and student use.

Phone: 816-802-3390

Email: library@kcai.edu


Print Output Center

(located in the basement of the Tony Jones Building)

  • Archival inkjet and laserjet copies
  • Vinyl decals
  • Zines
  • Postcards and business cards
  • Brochures

online order form: http://kcai.edu/printcenter-orderform

Phone: 816-802-3336


David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Design
 
KCAI's digital fabrication studio and laboratory.
  • Computer-aided design and drafting
  • 3D printing
  • Laser engraving and cutting
  • CNC
  • Digital loom
email: nneufeld@kcai.edu

Media Center
 
KCAI's centralized audiovisual checkout and support location. Located on the 2nd floor of the East Building. 
  • Checkout of audiovisual equipment
  • Support for checkout-equipment related issues or questions
  • Support for all audiovisual equipment installed across campus

E-Mail: mediacenter@kcai.edu

Phone: 816-802-3596, 816-802-3478, 816-802-3334

KCAI Art Store

(Located on the basement floor, Tony Jones Building)

The Art Store sells:

  • KCAI apparel
  • Art supplies
  • Office and dorm supplies
  • Hardware
  • Snacks
Phone: 816-802-3349

Mailroom

(Basement Floor, Tony Jones Building)

Offering full mail services, including sending and receiving mail and packages.

Phone: 816-802-3349

More information is available here: https://mykcai.kcai.edu/ICS/Creative_Resources/Mailroom.jnz

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Academic Advising
Director of Student Support Amanda Hajdu
2nd Floor DeBruce
Ronald Cattelino Center for Student Services
aacs@kcai.edu
816-802-3384

Academic Affairs
EVP Of Academic Affairs Allison Puff
1st Floor Vanderslice
acaffairs@kcai.edu
816-802-3438

Administration
EVP of Administration Brian Henke
2nd floor of Vanderslice
bhenke@kcai.edu
816-802-3431

Admissions
Senior Director Darcy Deal
1st Floor Vanderslice
admiss@kcai.edu
816-472-4852

Advancement
EVP of Advancement and Communications Nicolle Ratliff
3rd Floor Vanderslice
advancement@kcai.edu
816-802-3468

Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations Manager Angelica DeSimio
3rd Floor Vanderslice
alumni@kcai.edu
816-802-3461

Art Supply Store
Manager of Auxillary Services Jennifer Boe
KCAI Underground
Tony Jones Studios for Animation and Illustration
artstore@kcai.edu
816-802-3436

David T. Beals Studios for Art  and Technology
Director of Creative Technology Aldo Bacchetta
beals@kcai.edu

Business Office
Director of Finance and Accounting Breely Bennett
2nd Floor Vanderslice
bsnoffice@kcai.edu
816-802-3500

Campus Technology
Director of Campus Technology Jake Fowler
2nd Jannes Library
helpdesk@kcai.edu
816-802-3502

Central Shop
Central Shop Manager Elizabth Derstine
1st Floor East Building

Communications
Director of Marketing and Communications
3rd Floor Vanderslice
communications@kcai.edu
816-802-3532

Corporate Programs
Senior Director of Corporate Programs Randy Williams
3rd Floor Vanderslice
corporateprograms@kcai.edu
816-802-3527

Disability Services
Director or Student Support Amanda Hajdu
2nd Floor DeBruce
Ronald Cattelino Center for Student Services
disabilityservices@kcai.edu

Facilities
VP of Facilities Roxie Curtis
Richard J. Stern Building
rcurtis@kcai.edu
816 256-6040

Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid Lori Baer
2nd Floor DeBruce
Ronald Cattelino Center for Student Services
financialaid@kcai.edu
816-802-3453

Human Resources
Director of HR Ronnie Knight Beck
2nd Floor Vanderslice
hr@kcai.edu
816-802-3433

Jannes Library
Library Director Lora Ferrell
library@kcai.edu
816-802-3390

Media Center
Director of Creative Technology Aldo Bacchetta
2nd Floor East Building
mediacenter@kcai.edu
(816) 802-3334

President’s Office 
Nerman Family President Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar
2nd Floor Vanderslice
president@kcai.edu
816-802-3454

Print Center
Director of Creative Technology Aldo Bacchetta
KCAI Underground
Tony Jones Studios for Animation and Illustration
printcenter@kcai.edu
816-802-3336

Registrar/Records
Registrar Nancy Eastman
2nd Floor DeBruce
Ronald Cattalino Center for Student
registrar@kcai.edu
816-802-3569

Security
Director of Safety and Security Michael Raunig
1st Floor Barbara Marshall Residence Hall
security@kcai.edu
816-802-3399

Special Events
Events Manager Chadwick Brooks
3rd Floor Vanderslice
events@kcai.edu
816-802-3483

Student Affairs
VP and Dean of Students Gina Golba
2nd Floor DeBruce
Ronald Cattalino Center for Student
studentaffairs@kcai.edu
816-802-3397

Student Housing
VP and Dean of Students Gina Golba
1st Floor BMRH
housing@kcai.edu
816-802-3358

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

Animation
Tony Jones Studios for Animation and Illustration, North Tower

Art History
Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

Asian Studies
Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

Ceramics
Richard J. Stern Building

Creative Writing
Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

Fiber
KCAI Warehouse

Filmmaking
East Building
2nd Floor

Foundation
Foundation Studios

Entrepreneurial Studies
Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall

Graphic Design
Irving Building

Illustration
Tony Jones Studios for Animation and Illustration, South Tower

Interactive Arts
Irving Building

Painting
Painting Studios

Photography
East Building
2nd Floor

Printmaking
East Building

Product Design
Irving Building

Sculpture
William Volker Building

Social Practice
Mineral Hall