We place original expression at the center.
All disciplines and studies branch out from this core. Empowered with space, guidance, and materials, you will pursue individualized development in art and design. With nationally recognized faculty and artists committed to an intimate form of study and practice, we offer you the means to not only create a significant body of work but to explore new ways of thinking about the world around you. We believe in your creative spirit.
Social and Environmental Stewardship
As creators, makers, and citizens, we take our role seriously. KyCAD is an incubator for this kind of change – both external and internal. Awake, aware, and involved – our students contribute to our city. We instill the conviction that art can make real change.
Drawing in creatives with an eye toward growth, art schools prepare cities for demonstrable cultural change. Galleries, public art installations, specialty programs – all these developments and more enrich a city’s landscape. A thriving artistic culture energizes and intrigues people. That results in a thriving economy and an engaged populace.
We educate artists and designers locally, growing the city’s existing assets.
As part of Spalding University, KyCAD is contributing to a period of dynamic physical growth and change in SoBro, Louisville’s “South of Broadway” district. Expanding green space, galleries and studios are but a few of the current initiatives in progress.