The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers portfolio reviews and individual meetings with faculty for graduate candidates interested in the following programs:

Graduate Portfolio Days provide the opportunity for prospective students to receive immediate feedback on their portfolios, as well as have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures from a number of colleges.

Prospective students are also invited to attend the 2018 Graduate Open Studio Night.

Friday, November 2, 4:30–9:30 p.m.

Tour the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Fine Arts; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies; and Post-Baccalaureate students’ studios. See works in progress and finished pieces in the studios plus special curatorial collaborations from 345 current graduate students along the way.


2018 Graduate Portfolio Day Event Schedule

Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of the Arts
1111 8th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Meet With Us
Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
Meet With Us
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Boston MassArt
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Meet With Us
New York
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Parsons School of Design
66 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Meet With Us
Paris, France
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Paris Paris College of Art
15 Rue Fenelon
Paris, France 75010
Meet With Us
NPDA Grad School Online Portfolio Day and Information Fair
Friday, November 30, 2018
5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Always contact each portfolio day site prior to visiting to confirm date, time, and location. They are subject to change.


Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day Participating Schools