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 1, 2018
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
Meet with us

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 20, 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
Meet with us
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco San Francisco Art Institute 2 Marina Blvd., Pier 2 
San Francisco, CA 94123
 Meet with us
Sunday, January 13, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Art Center College of Design 1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
 Meet with us

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 22, 2018
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Meet with us

Connecticut

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
 Meet with us

District of Columbia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University 500 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Meet with us 

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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
 Meet with us
Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design 2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
 Meet with us

Georgia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Columbus College of Art & Design Cobb Galleria Centre – Atlanta
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339 
Meet with us

Illinois

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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
Meet with us

Indiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 30, 2018
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Vincennes Vincennes University  1002 N. 1st St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
 Meet with us

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 –6:00 p.m.
Des Moines Minneapolis College of Art and Design Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
 Meet with us

Louisiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00–3:00 p.m.
New Orleans Kansas City Art Institute Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70003
Meet with us 

Maryland

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Meet with us

Massachusetts

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston SMFA @ Tufts Hynes Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
Meet with us

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design  2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
 Meet with us

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
 Meet with us

Missouri

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
 Meet with us
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
St. Louis Washington University, School of Art Washington University
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO, 63130
 Meet with us

New Mexico

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, December 2, 2018
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Meet with us 

New York

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 4, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Syracuse Syracuse University 900 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
Meet with us 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Fashion Institute of Technology Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
Exhibit Hall 1C
New York, NY 10001
Meet with us 

North Carolina

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 18, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Charlotte Kansas City Art Institute Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
 Meet with us

Ohio

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Meet with us 
Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus College of Art & Design  60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
 Meet with us

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, January 6, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Oregon College of Art and Craft 8245 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR 97225
Meet with us 

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 4, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Tyler School of Art at Temple Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall E
119 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 Meet with us

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Nashville Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Meet with us 
Sunday, October 14, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.

Memphis

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Memphis Botanical Gardens - Hardin Hall
750 Cherry Rd. Memphis, TN 38117
Meet with us 

Texas

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
 Meet with us
Sunday, September 30, 2018
12:00  –4:00 p.m.
Houston School of Visual Arts Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
 Meet with us

Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
325 N. Harrison St. #201
Richmond, VA 23284
Meet with us 

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 5, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
 Meet with us

West Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Morgantown West Virginia University Creative Arts Center
1436 Evansdale Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26506
 Meet with us

Wisconsin

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 Meet with us

Canada

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 3, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON York University 4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J1P3 Canada
Meet with us 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Vancouver, BC Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design  5600 Kwantlen St.
Surrey, BC 
V6X 2X9
Canada
 Meet with us

France

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Paris, FR Paris College of Art  15 Rue Fenelon
Paris, France 75010
Meet with us 

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