The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers portfolio reviews and individual meetings with faculty for graduate candidates interested in the following programs:

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Prospective students are also invited to attend the 2017 Graduate Open Studio Night.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:30—9:30 p.m.

Tour the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Fine Arts; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies; and Post-Baccalaureate students’ studios. See works in progress and finished pieces in the studios plus special curatorial collaborations from 345 current graduate students along the way.


2017 Graduate Portfolio Day Event Schedule

Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco San Francisco Art Institute
Address TBA
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
New York
Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Parsons The New School for Design
63 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Austin Address TBA
Paris, France
Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Paris Paris College of Art
15 Rue Fenelon
Paris, France 75010
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time TBA
Online Online

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.



Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day
2016 Participating schools include: