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The Art Institutes International — Kansas City
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The Art Institutes International — Kansas City

8208 Melrose Drive, Kansas City, KS 66214   |    1.913.217.4600
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Begin your creative journey in a city known for its commitment to the arts

Begin your creative journey in a city known for its commitment to the arts. The city’s annual Plaza Art Fair is consistently ranked among the nation's top five arts festivals.

The Art Institutes International—Kansas City is located near museums, galleries, performance art venues, numerous outdoor sculptures, and the city's new Power and Light District.

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Areas of Study offered at The Art Institutes International — Kansas City

Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.


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We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.

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8208 On Melrose Restaurant

8208 On Melrose Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, 8208 On Melrose Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of Chef Steven Venne, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, 8208 On Melrose Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact 8208 On Melrose Restaurant at 913.217.4710.

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Alumni success stories

Get inspired by the stories of our alumni and the opportunities that exist for creative people like you. Learn about their careers and insights about their education from Art Institutes schools across the country.

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