National Portfolio Days
For Prospective Graduate Students
The Graduate National Portfolio Days/Information Fairs are for students who have already completed (or are in the process of completing) a bachelor's degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Graduate Portfolio Days follow the same format as Undergraduate National Portfolio Days and provide prospective graduate students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about each attending school. The event will also give students the opportunity to learn more about curricula, faculty, application procedures, and other aspects of graduate admission. Graduate Portfolio Days are appropriate for those seeking admission to a graduate course of study that requires a portfolio submission. Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we invite you to attend to ask questions and gather more information about the various schools.
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, ask questions about the school and program, and learn about the next steps involved in applying for admission.
Register online for the Graduate National Portfolio Day hosted by Parsons and receive email updates for the upcoming event.
2015 Graduate National Portfolio Days and Information Fairs
Sunday, October 25 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City RSVP here.
Saturday, October 31 – hosted by San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco RSVP here.
Sunday, November 8 – hosted by School of the Art Institute, Chicago RSVP here.
List of Participating Schools - NYC Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by 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
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Herron School of Art and Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State
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 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 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 &
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in Saint Louis
Note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.