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.

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 7, 2013
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
Register online

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 12, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Diego Laguna College of Art and Design Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Register online
Saturday, January 18, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Register online
Sunday, January 19, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Register online

Colorado

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Denver, CO 80214
Register online

Connecticut

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
1–5 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06117
Register online

District of Columbia

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Saturday, November 23, 2013
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran College of Art & Design 500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Register online

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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 Street
Miami, FL 33176
Register online
Sunday, January 26, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Building # 34
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Register online

Georgia

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
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
Register online

Illinois

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
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
Register online

Indiana

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
12–4 p.m.
Indianapolis Herron School of Art and Design 735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Register online

Iowa

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Saturday, November 2, 2013
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
Register online

Louisiana

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
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
Register online

Maryland

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Register online

Massachusetts

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Sunday, November 3, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Massachusetts College of Art and Design Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02115
Register online

Michigan

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Detroit College for Creative Studies The A. Alfred Taubman Design Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Register online

Minnesota

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Register online

Missouri

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Register online
Sunday, October 27, 2013
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
Register online

New Mexico

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Sunday, December 8, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Washington University Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Register online

New York

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology Booth Hall (Building 7B)
1 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, New York 14623
Register online
Saturday, November 16, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Purchase Purchase College, SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577
Register online
Sunday, November 17, 2013
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
Register online

North Carolina

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Charlotte Memphis College of Art Hilton, Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Register online

Ohio

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
12–4 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Register online
Sunday, October 6, 2013
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Building
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Register online

Oregon

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Sunday, January 12, 2014
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Pacific Northwest College of Art 1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209
Register online

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 10, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Register online

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 12, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Memphis Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Register online
Sunday, October 13, 2013
12–4 p.m.
Nashville Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Register online

Texas

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 5, 2013
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Austin School of Visual Arts AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705
Register online
Sunday, October 6, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Register online

Virginia

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University VCU, Landmark Theater
6 N. Laurel St.
Richmond VA 23220
Register online

Washington

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Register online

Wisconsin

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Register online

Canada

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Canada
Register online
Saturday, December 7, 2012
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
Register online

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.