Welcome to Kansas City


Our program is hosted on the Rockhurst University's campus in Kansas City, MO. Our central location gives visiting attendees an amazing opportunity to absorb and enjoy the rich culture of Kansas City. 



Non-local attendees are highly encouraged to stay in Rockhurst University's Townhouse Village Units. These apartment-style living spaces are two-story apartments. These units are located on Rockhurst University's campus and include 24 hour surveillance by campus police. The Townhouse Village neighbors the attendee workshop.

Townhouse Village Unit Rates:

  • Single/Private: $55.00 per night ($385 per week)
  • Doubles/roommates: $32.50 per night ($227.50 per week)

Townhouse Village Unit resources available include:

  • In-hall laundry facilities
  • These facilities are completely bare bones and are outfitted similarly to college dorms. The kitchens DO NOT contain pans, utensils, or dish ware. Attendees planning to cook or prepare food in the Townhouse Units must provide these materials on their own.
  • Attendees staying in the THV units must bring their own towels and toiletries.
  • Individual beds - sheets, pillows, and blankets are not included.
  • Attendees should bring their own twin xl sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels. Many attendees bring sleeping bags.
  • Dressers
  • Desks with chair
  • Common space entertainment center
  • Common space dining Room table and chairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless & wired internet access
  • Secure entries
  • Security Cameras
  • Basically, imagine you are moving into an apartment with furniture. Unfortunately, they are not set up like a hotel.


Rockhurst University's cafeteria is occasionally open based on demand for the duration of the workshop. This is not included in housing, but is an affordable meal option during your stay. We do not have any control over when the cafeteria is open.

    Neighboring Attractions

    Rockhurst University is centrally located in Kansas City, MO. attendees will be within walking distance of countless art venues, public attractions, restaurants, and stores. A few neighboring organizations include:

    • The Nelson Atkins Museum
    • The Kemper Museum
    • National World War 1 Memorial and Museum
    • The Money Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank
    • The American Jazz Museum
    • The Country Club Plaza
    • Kansas City's Historic Westport
    • Union Station
    • Over 40 local restaurants
    • Westport's local grocery store, SunFresh
    • Whole Foods within a 10 minute walk

    Public Transit

    Attendees are within walking distance of any resources they might need during their stay in Kansas City. The city offers reliable and tourist friendly public transit. In addition, Kansas City currently has Uber.

    * The cost of room and board is not included in The Illustration Academy tuition of $4,899.00 for the full program or $1,199.00 for the single weeks.