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Art History

Art History

Investigate creativity as a cultural and social force and influence global dialogues with your critical insights.  
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Collaborative Design

Transform your curiosity into a powerfully versatile skill set for problem solving and innovation.
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Digital Art and Design

Create cutting-edge experiences with animation, video, 3D art, interaction design, visual development, and sound design delivered through web, VR, and AR as well as digital and physical games.
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Fashion Studies

Spark your career in the fashion industry while developing your own voice as a designer.
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Graphic Design

Evolve traditional design fundamentals into powerful tools for communication, problem-solving, and creative strategizing.
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Become an aesthetically grounded and professionally versatile illustrator who is proficient in both traditional and emerging media.  
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Interior Design

Become a creative problem solver who shapes spaces through human-centered design with focus on function, aesthetics, sustainability, and user-experience.
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Life Sciences and Pre-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.
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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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Product Design

Create objects that respond to human need, challenge convention, and elevate the lived experience.
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Studio Arts

Take bold risks and broadly explore the full spectrum of 2D, 3D, and time-based media as you grow into a versatile, confident, and communicative working artist. 
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Learn More About Our Undergraduate Programs

Explore creative career paths while building a strong foundation for your future. 
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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 online learning experiences and research-driven coursework.
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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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Certificate in Visual and Critical Studies  

Advance your research, your practice, and your career and help meet the growing need for critical analysis and cultural synthesis in today's highly visual world. 
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Learn More About Our Graduate Programs

Take your creativity to the next level. 


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Monday, Jan 22
Unrequited United Exhibition
Sophia Brueckner is an artist and engineer who researches how technology shapes us. She creates physical and digital artifacts by combining coding, digital fabrication, and electronics with traditional...
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Tuesday, Feb 6
The Midwestern Daughter (Student Exhibition)
The Midwestern Daughter investigates the intricacies of growing up in the Midwest and the effects into one's adulthood. Through distinct artistic perspectives, KCAD Studio Arts students Caralyn Jellison...
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Thursday, Feb 29
Creative Design and Digital Arts Employment Fair
The Creative Design and Digital Arts Employment Fair will connect employers with students in the following concentrations to explore occupations and employment possibilities. Art History Collaborative...
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Monday, Mar 11
Artist In Residence: Sophia Brueckner
Join us throughout the week in the FLEX as visiting creative Sophia Brueckner works on new components for her current exhibition in the FLEXgallery, Unrequited United. FLEXgallery will host a fabrication...
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Tuesday, Mar 12
Advising Days
Academic Advising for all programs in preparation for fall 2024 class registration will be held March 12th and March 13th in the Student Commons, from 11:00am - 1:00pm.Start planning your fall schedule....
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