Student Life

We believe learning experiences extend beyond the classroom. KyCAD provides opportunities to connect, stimulate curiosity, and become involved in the campus community through a variety of cultural, social, and recreational activities and programs.


Louisville, Kentucky, the largest city in the Commonwealth, is consistently ranked among the top places to live in the U.S. based on affordability, job prospects and overall quality of life. Our vibrant music and performing arts scene, eclectic local restaurants and coffee shops, and many city parks can greatly enhance one’s college experience.


The Kentucky College of Art + Design’s campus connects Louisville’s SoBro neighborhood with historic Old Louisville. Campus facilities are located within blocks of the Louisville Free Public Library and The Filson Historical Society. The Speed Art Museum, 21C Museum Hotel, KMAC Museum, and Museum Row are located within a convenient mile and a half of campus, accessible via the fare-free 4th Street (Rt. 1) LouLift. The area surrounding the campus has a variety of housing options.


The well-being of students is a priority at KyCAD. We are focused on holistic wellness and work with students to create an environment that promotes health that is built upon inclusivity, respect, and compassion. We offer a variety of programs, services, and resources through partnerships with community agencies and peer mentors designed to promote lifelong well-being.

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2022 BFA Exhibition – On View Through July 29

The team here at KyCAD is thrilled to announce our Class of 2022’s BFA exhibition, which is on view (by…