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Graduate National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days

For Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate Portfolio Days are for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Graduate Portfolio Days follow the same format as National Portfolio Days but provide prospective MFA, MArch, MA, and MS students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their portfolios. They are appropriate for those seeking admission to a graduate course of study that requires a portfolio submission. These sessions also give students the opportunity to learn more about curricula, faculty, application procedures, and other aspects of Parsons' graduate programs.

Like National Portfolio Days, Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity to get specific information about portfolio requirements for graduate study at each school visited, receive direct feedback on their artwork, and learn about the next steps involved in applying for admission.

Register online for the Eastern National Graduate Portfolio Day hosted by Parsons and receive email updates for the upcoming event.

Graduate National Portfolio Days 2014 Schedule

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00–4:00 p.m. —New York City, hosted by Parsons The New School for Design. RSVP here

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. —Chicago, hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago. RSVP here.

Please note that not all departments will have faculty representation at off-site Portfolio Day events.


Alberta College of Art + Design

Art Center College of Design

CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)

California College of the Arts

College for Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design

Concordia University

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Emily Carr University of Art + Design 

Fashion Institute of Technology

Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University)

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Lesley University College of Art and Design

Maine College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Memphis College of Art

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Moore College of Art & 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 The New School for Design

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pratt Institute

Rhode Island School of Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Francisco Art Institute

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

School of Visual Arts

Suffolk University - The New England School of Art & Design 

Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts

Tyler School of Art, Temple University

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design

University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Woodbury University

*The list of participating schools is subject to change. 

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