KCAD is a small community where students don't fall through the cracks. Students know their peers and professors by name. With a 10:1 student/teacher ratio (one of the best in Michigan), your student's professors will know your son or daughter by name. Since KCAD is student centered, you'll rarely find any graduate assistants teaching your student here. Our classes are taught by professors who are working artists that have both scholarly knowledge and real-world experience in the subjects they are teaching, giving them an edge in preparing students for the real world in art and design.
Want to give your child a taste of life at KCAD? The Connect to Kendall program gives high school students a chance to experience what it's like to be a student here.
Money matters and it's all about what you get for the money. How about a well-rounded education centered around design and fine art, taught by respected experts that care about success? So, compare away. We think that KCAD fits the bill nicely.
"You're hired." You know you want your son or daughter to hear those words. Our grads have a high job placement rate and KCAD provides the resources to make it happen: career-oriented classes, resume preparation, interview opportunities, and more.
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KCAD is located in the heart of a unique, fun, arts-loving downtown surrounded by Michigan's famous dunes and freshwater lakes. It's the perfect environment to focus on art and design. And here's a bonus: it's responsible to live in Grand Rapids– it's growing, safe, and affordable.
The Actvities & Resource Center helps students get around any obstacles that arise during their time at KCAD. We offer counseling, disability services, academic advising, and more.
There are many housing options within walking distance of our campus.
KCAD provides two options for health care insurance that are administered by private companies.
The safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the greatest importance at KCAD.