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, 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
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco Fort Mason Center,

Hosted by San Francisco Art Institute
Saturday, November 4
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
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Parsons The New School for Design
63 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, November 18
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Austin AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris, France
Saturday, November 18
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Paris Parsons Paris
45 Rue Saint-Roch
75001 Paris, France
NPDA Grad School Online Portfolio Day and Information Fair
Friday, December 1
5:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.


Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day Participating Schools