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Saturday, January 18, 12:00–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

CCA is excited to once again host the San Francisco National Portfolio Day.

National Portfolio Day is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study.

Financial Aid Workshops: 10-noon
Portfolio Reviews: noon-4 p.m.

What to Bring

Your portfolio may include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks. We ask you to bring your original artwork whenever possible. You may present your portfolio digitally, but it is your responsibility to have a working laptop / digital device with your portfolio.

Do not bring CDs/DVDs/flash drives (or expect representatives will have the equipment you require).

Open-access Wi-Fi is not provided.


What to Expect

  • Portfolio reviews begin and end promptly.
  • Expect significant waiting periods to receive a review. We recommend senior and transfer applicants focus their attention on those colleges they intend to apply to, while juniors and younger students 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.

Colleges Attending

Alberta College of Art + Design, Art Center College of Design, CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), California College of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, College for Creative Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Cornish College of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Kansas City Art Institute, Laguna College of Art + Design, Lawrence Technology University, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 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 The New School for Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PrattMWP, Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School of Visual Arts, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts, The Cooper Union School of Art, The University of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture & Design

A SOMArts Cultural Center graphic design exhibition

January 14–February 13

SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan Street | San Francisco

Opening event: Thursday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tues.–Fri., Noon–7 p.m. & Sat., noon–5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Visit the SOMArts website website for additional exhibition information »

All Possible Futures, curated by Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda, features speculative work created by contemporary graphic designers. It includes everything from self-generated provocations to experimental work created in parallel with client-based assignments to projects in which commissions have been tackled with a high level of autonomy and critical investigation.

The featured work reveals different levels of visibility and public-ness within the graphic design process. Some projects were made for clients and exist in a “real world” context, while others -- failed proposals, experiments, sketches, incomplete thoughts -- would otherwise be totally hidden and unnoticed.

All Possible Futures explores the potential of graphic design and celebrates a questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form.

Participating graphic designers:

Abake; Appetite Engineers; Bob Aufuldish; Ludovic Balland; Rachel Berger; Peter Bil’ak; Catalogtree; Dexter Sinister; Daniel Eatock; Jan Evart, Julian Hagen, and Daniël Maarleveld; Experimental Jetset; Ed Fella; General Working Group; Hansje van Halem; David Karwan; Mr. Keedy; Na Kim; Jürg Lehni; Willem Henri Lucas; LUST; MacFadden and Thorpe; Karel Martens; Jeremy Mende and Bill Hsu; Metahaven; Mevis van Deursen; Moniker; Lesley Moore; Karl Nawrot & Walter Warton; Radim Pesko; Practise; Project Projects; PSY/OPS; ResearchCenteredDesign; Joel Stillman; Sulki and Min; Volume Inc.; and Zak Group

Visit the All Possible Futures website for additional information »

All Possible Futures is made possible by the generous support of swissnex San Francisco.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA Program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The exhibition and accompanying publication were created with the generous help of a California College of the Arts faculty development grant.


January 13–23

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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