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 5, 2015
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
 

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 10, 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
 
Saturday, January 16, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of the Arts TBA
 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Art Center College of Design TBA
 

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 26, 2015
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
 

Connecticut

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 31, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
 

District of Columbia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran College of Art & Design 500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
 

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 23, 2016
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
 
Sunday, January 24, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design Academic Building # 34
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
 

Georgia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Corcoran School of the Arts and Design TBA
 

Illinois

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 18, 2015
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
 

Indiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 10, 2015
12–4 p.m.
Indianapolis Herron School of Art and Design 735 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
 

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 27, 2015
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
 

Louisiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 16, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New Orleans Memphis College of Art Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70003
 

Maryland

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 22, 2015
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
 

Massachusetts

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 1, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston TBA
 

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art and Design TBA
 

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 11, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
 

Missouri

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 24, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
 
Sunday, October 25, 2015
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
 

New Mexico

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, December 6, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Washington University Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
 

New York

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology  TBA
 
Sunday, November 15, 2015
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
 

North Carolina

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Charlotte Memphis College of Art Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
 

Ohio

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 3, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Sunday, October 4, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cleveland Institute of Art TBA
 

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 10, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Pacific Northwest College of Art TBA
 

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 8, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia University of the Arts TBA
 

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 17, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Memphis Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Nashville Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
 

Texas

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Austin School of Visual Arts TBA
 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts TBA
 

Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 31, 2015
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond VA 23284
 

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 9, 2016
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
 

Wisconsin

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 

Canada

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 7, 2015
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON OCAD University 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Canada
 
Saturday, December 5, 2015
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
 

France

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time TBA
Paris, FR Parsons Paris TBA