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 3, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Cornish College of the Arts Mesa Community College
Art/Communication Building
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
RSVP

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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 14, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco San Francisco Art Institute The Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf
2500 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
RSVP 
Sunday, January 15, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
RSVP 

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 24, 2016
12 p.m.–4 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
RSVP 

Connecticut

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 6, 2016
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 19, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University 500 Seventeenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
 RSVP

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Miami New World School of the Arts Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center
245 Northeast 4th St. 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33132
 RSVP
Sunday, January 22, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
 RSVP

Georgia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE,
Atlanta, GA 30346
 RSVP

Illinois

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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
Saturday, October 8, 2016
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Vincennes Vincennes University Center for Art and Design
917 N Third St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
 RSVP

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 25, 2016
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Des Moines Minneapolis College of Art and Design Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
 RSVP

Louisiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 14, 2017
11:00–3:00 p.m.
New Orleans Memphis College of Art Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70003
 RSVP

Maryland

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 20, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
 RSVP

Massachusetts

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Massachusetts College of Art and Design Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
 RSVP

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 30, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Detroit College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center
460 W. Baltimore St.
Detroit, MI 48202
 RSVP

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 9, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
 RSVP

Missouri

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 22, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
 RSVP
Sunday, October 23, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
St. Louis Washington University, School of Art Washington University
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO, 63130
 RSVP

New Mexico

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
 RSVP

New York

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 23, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Syracuse Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts Schine Student Centre
303 University Pl.
Syracuse, NY 13210
 RSVP
Sunday, November 13, 2016
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 20, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Charlotte Kansas City Art Institute Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
 RSVP

Ohio

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 RSVP
Sunday, October 2, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus College of Art & Design 60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
 RSVP

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 8, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Oregon College of Art and Craft 8245 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR 97225
 RSVP

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 12, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Moore College of Art & Design Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 RSVP

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:00–3:00 p.m.
Memphis Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
 RSVP
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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 1, 2016
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Houston School of Visual Arts The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
RSVP 
Sunday, October 2, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
 RSVP

Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University 814 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
 RSVP

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 7, 2017
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
 RSVP

Wisconsin

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 15, 2016
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, October 29, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON OCAD University 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Canada
 RSVP
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Vancouver, BC Emily Carr University of Art + Design Granville Island Campus
1399 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
 RSVP

France

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 19, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Paris, FR Paris College of Art 15 Rue Fenelon
Paris, France 75010
 RSVP