Fall 2022 Open House

Collage of images of students working in creative spaces

Event Details

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 1-4pm
Where: 17 Fountain St. NW / Grand Rapids, MI / 49503

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Digital Event Program

Transform your creativity into career opportunity

If you want to make things that make the world better, you belong at KCAD! Come to our Fall 2022 Open House and discover how our hands-on degree programs, expert faculty, resource-rich campus, and supportive creative community can translate your passion for making into a marketable skill set—and from there, a dynamic career. 

This interactive event will give you an opportunity to: 

  • Connect with our expert faculty, who are themselves working designers and artists
  • Learn more about the creative career paths our immersive degree programs can open up for you
  • Get feedback our your portfolio from KCAD Admissions counselors
  • Explore the KCAD campus and see all of the tools, tech, and resources our students have access to
  • Ask questions—and get answers—on the admissions process, financial aid, campus life, and so much more


Questions? Contact KCAD Admissions

Phone: 616.259.1118
Email: [email protected]


Can't attend in-person? 

Check out a wide variety of content from our 2021 virtual Open House below!



2021 Virtual Open House Content

Art History - Program Overview

Collaborative Design - Program Overview

Digital Art and Design - Multimedia Design Reel

Digital Art and Design - Entertainment Art Reel

Fashion Studies - Program Overview and Tour

Foundations: Inside the KCAD First-Year Experience

Graphic Design - Program Overview

Illustration - Student Perspective

Interior Design: Inside the Design Process

Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration - Program Overview

Painting - Abstract Painting Demonstration

Painting - Head Study Painting Demonstration

Photography - Program Overview

Product Design - Program Overview




Alumni Stories: Where Can A KCAD Education Take You?

Alyssa Menold
('13, BFA Illustration)

Freelance Illustrator

What's life like for a freelance illustrator specializing in creating artwork for tabletop games? Alyssa Menold recounts her journey post-KCAD—from roaming conventions trying to get her foot in the door to watching the cast of Stranger Things playing with Dungeons and Dragons stuff she created. And in-between, she takes us inside her process and offers some sage advice to those looking to make the most of their creativity.

Yanxin Chen
('05, BFA Furniture Design)

Owner, C Yanxin Designs

At KCAD, Yanxin Chen program and soaking up every experience that came his way, from immersion in the rich history of the craft to industry connections that opened up invaluable internship and employment opportunities. Now, as the creative force behind C Yanxin Designs, Yanxin is one of the foremost furniture designers working in the industry today, and he's continually pushing toward what's next.

Lauren Copping
('18, BFA Interior Design)

Owner, Mont Design

When COVID-19 stranded Lauren Copping in Bali, she had two choices: put her creative career plans on hold or adapt. With her unique company, Mont Design, Lauren is embracing a nomadic approach to work/life balance and building a thriving full-service remote interior design firm that meets clients where they are, no matter what part of the world they (or she) happen to be in. 


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