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 2, 2017
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
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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
Sunday, January 14, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of the Arts The Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf
2500 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
 RSVP
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles CalArts TBA
 RSVP

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
RSVP 

Connecticut

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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 18, 2017
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 20, 2018
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 21, 2018
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 24, 2017
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 15, 2017
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, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Herron School of Art and Design TBA
 RSVP

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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 13, 2018
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 19, 2017
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 22, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Lesley University Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
RSVP 

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University Kendall College of Art & Design
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 RSVP

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 8, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
 RSVP

Missouri

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
 RSVP
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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 3, 2017
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, November 5, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology
Gene Polisseni Center
200 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
 RSVP
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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 11, 2017
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 7, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 RSVP
Sunday, October 8, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cleveland Institute of Art 11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
 RSVP

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 7, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Pacific Northwest College of Art TBA
 RSVP

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 RSVP

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Memphis Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
 RSVP
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Austin School of Visual Arts JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
 RSVP
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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 28, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University 814 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
 RSVP

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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 14, 2017
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 4, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON OCAD University 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Canada
 RSVP
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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, November18, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Paris, FR Parsons Paris 45 Rue Saint-Roch
Paris, France 75001
 RSVP

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