2018 National Portfolio Day

Hosted by California College of the Arts
Sunday, January 14, 10:00 am
San Francisco Campus

Tours and presentations: 10 a.m.–noon
Portfolio reviews: noon–4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Portfolio Day is an excellent opportunity for students pursuing a future in the visual and related arts. Bring your portfolio and questions, and meet with representatives from more than 30 leading art colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. High school and transfer students are welcome.

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Representatives from these schools will be in attendance:
Alfred University, School of Art and Design
Art Center College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Center for Art & Design, The College of Saint Rose
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Cornish College of the Arts
Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kansas City Art Institute
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art
Pratt Institute
PrattMWP College of Art and Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Suffolk University- The New England School of Art & Design
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The Cooper Union School of Art
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
Washington University in St. Louis
 

What to Bring:

Your portfolio may include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks. We support you bringing your original artwork whenever possible. If the work is too large or heavy to comfortably transport, please feel welcome to bring digital images of your work. If presenting your portfolio digitally; you are responsible for bringing your own working laptop/digital device (fully charged) with your work to share. Representatives cannot provide working devices to view portfolios. Note: Open-access Wi-Fi is not provided.
 
What to Expect:
Portfolio reviews begin at 12 p.m. and end promptly at 4 p.m.
Expect significant waiting periods to receive a review. We recommend senior and transfer applicants focus their attention on those colleges to which they intend to apply, while juniors and younger students should focus on receiving as many reviews as possible.
Please refrain from using others as placeholders for you in line while you receive a review for another college. You must be present in line when your turn comes up; otherwise, you forfeit your review opportunity.
 

For information about National Portfolio Day, visit portfolioday.net.