• National Portfolio Days for Prospective Graduate Students

    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 also gives 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.   

    Please bring 10-15 pieces of artwork; slides, small prints, photos, printed screen shots, and other small and portable finished pieces are acceptable. Please do not bring large finished pieces, sculpture, paintings, drawings, or more than 20 slides. You may also choose to bring your laptop or tablet device with saved images for viewing. The quality of your portfolio presentation is very important at the graduate level, so please review your presentation before arriving at the event. If you do not have a portfolio, you can still attend the event to speak with a faculty representative and learn more about his or her school.  

    RSVP for the New York City Graduate National Portfolio Day on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

    2017 Graduate National Portfolio Days and Information Fairs

    • Sunday, October 22 – hosted by San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco - RSVP
    • Sunday, October 29 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City - RSVP 
    • Saturday, November 4 – hosted by School of the Art Institute, Chicago - RSVP
    • Saturday, November 18 - hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art, Austin, TX - RSVP
    • Saturday, November 18 - hosted by Parsons Paris, Paris, France - RSVP

    Anticipated List of Participating Schools - NYC Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons

    Art Center College of Design 
    Boston University School of Visual Arts
    Bradley University
    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 Washington University 
    Cranbrook Academy of Art 
    Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
    Emily Carr University of Art + Design 
    Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University 
    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
    Laguna College of Art + Design  
    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
    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 School of Design 
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
    Pratt Institute 
    Purchase College, SUNY: School of Art & Design
    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 at Tufts University
    School of Visual Arts  
    Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts 
    The University of the Arts 
    Tyler School of Art, Temple University   
    University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design 
    University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program 
    University of South Dakota 
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Washington University in Saint Louis 

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