CCA to Host National Portfolio Day on Saturday, January 19, 2008

Approximately 800 Bay Area students, some hoping to find out if they have what it takes to forge a career as an artist or creative professional and others simply looking to pursue higher education through the arts, will attend National Portfolio Day in San Francisco on Saturday, January 19, 2008. Hosted this year by CCA, National Portfolio Day gives high school and transfer students the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by representatives from more than 40 art colleges from across the nation and to gather information about the schools. National Portfolio Day will take place from noon–4 p.m. at CCA's San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street). This event is free and open to the public.

All of the schools represented at National Portfolio Day are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Attendees receive a directory of schools by major and also have the opportunity to attend workshops on financial aid. Those interested in learning more about National Portfolio Day or obtaining a schedule of the day's events should contact the CCA Enrollment Services Office at 415.703.9523 or visit www.cca.edu/admissions.

About National Portfolio Day
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Since 1978 NPDA members have been hosting portfolio
days and career-in-the-arts events throughout the United States and Canada. The association consists of accredited art colleges and university art departments that are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. It is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of education in the visual arts. For more information visit www.portfolioday.net.