• 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. 

    Registration for the 2016 Graduate National Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons, is not available yet. Please check back in the fall.

    2016 Graduate National Portfolio Days and Information Fairs

    • Saturday, October 22 – hosted by California College of the Arts, San Francisco
    • Sunday, October 30 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City 
    • Saturday, November 5 – hosted by School of the Art Institute, Chicago

    Anticipated 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
    • Concordia University
    • Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
    • 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 University
    • 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
    • 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
    • The University of the Arts
    • Tyler School of Art, Temple University
    • University of Hartford
    • 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
    • Woodbury University

    Note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.