National Portfolio Days Across the Country

Join Us at a National Portfolio Day Near You

National Portfolio Days (NPD) take place from September to January in locations across North America, and SAIC participates in all of them. Representatives from SAIC are ALWAYS available to provide 10- to 15-minute portfolio reviews of prospective students' work and to speak about SAIC’s curriculum.

A National Portfolio Day can be the first step in investigating art schools and early college programs, or a perfect way for prospective students to introduce themselves and their work to SAIC.

Showing your work early can help you acquire important information about organizing and presenting your portfolio for future admission consideration.

While reservations are not required to attend, we request that you let us know if you plan to meet with us by registering online below.

 

What to Bring

For individualized critical feedback during your portfolio review, bring your most recent work that you believe best represents your current creative direction(s) and technical level. Sketchbooks, artist's journals, and/or any other pertinent documentation of your ideas and work can enhance critical feedback. When presenting a portfolio of actual work, the work need not be mounted or framed.

If your portfolio is very large or fragile, it is better to document the work using photographs and present this documentation as part of your portfolio during a review.

Schedule

Dates and times listed below are subject to change. Please consult the National Portfolio Day Association's website for more information, including exact locations, times, and further information regarding participating schools.

Arizona

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, December 6, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Cornish College of the Arts Mesa Community College
Art Complex Building
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
RSVP

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 18, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Diego Laguna College of Art and Design Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP
Saturday, January 17, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
RSVP
Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles CalArts 24700 McBean Pkwy.
Los Angeles, CA 91355
RSVP

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
RSVP

Connecticut

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 18, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
RSVP

District of Columbia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran College of Art & Design 500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
RSVP

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 24, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Miami New World School of the Arts Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
Theodore R. Gibson Health Center, Building 7/G
11011 SW 104 St.
Miami, FL 33176
RSVP
Sunday, January 25, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Building # 34
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
RSVP

Georgia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Maryland Institute College of Art Cobb Galleria Centre
Exhibit Hall C, 2 Galleria Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30339
RSVP

Illinois

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 19, 2014
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago Columbus Drive Building
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
RSVP

Indiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 28, 2014
12–4 p.m.
Vincennes Vincennes University 1001 N. 2nd St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
 RSVP

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Des Moines Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
RSVP

Louisiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 17, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New Orleans Memphis College of Art Four Points Sheraton New Orleans Airport Hotel
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70003
RSVP

Maryland

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 23, 2014
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
RSVP

Massachusetts

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 19, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Lesley University College of Art and Design Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
RSVP

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University 17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
RSVP

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 12, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
 RSVP

Missouri

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
RSVP
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
St. Louis Washington University, School of Art Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
1 Brookings Dr.
St Louis, MO 63130
RSVP

New Mexico

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, December 7, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Washington University Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
RSVP

New York

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Syracuse Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts 900 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
RSVP
Saturday, November 15, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Purchase Purchase College, SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
RSVP
Sunday, November 16, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Fashion Institute of Technology Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
RSVP

North Carolina

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Charlotte Memphis College of Art Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
RSVP

Ohio

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 4, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
RSVP
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus College of Art & Design 60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
RSVP

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 11, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Oregon College of Art and Craft Oregon College of Art and Craft,
8245 SW Barnes Rd. Portland OR 97225
RSVP

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 9, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Tyler School of Art at Temple University Pennyslvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 RSVP

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Memphis Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
RSVP
Sunday, October 12, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Nashville Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
 RSVP

Texas

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Houston School of Visual Arts The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
RSVP
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
RSVP

Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 1, 2014
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond VA 23284
RSVP

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
RSVP

Wisconsin

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
RSVP

Canada

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 8, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON OCAD University 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Canada
 RSVP
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Vancouver, BC Emily Carr University of Art + Design Granville Island Campus
1399 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
RSVP