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.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS* - NEW YORK CITY, PARSONS
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
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
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
*The list of participating schools is subject to change.