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, September 21, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Phoenix Cornish College of the Arts TBA
 Meet with us

California

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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
Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Meet with us 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of Arts 1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
 Meet with us

Colorado

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 5, 2019
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 12, 2019
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 2, 2019
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Washington, DC George Mason University 4515 Patriot Cir.
Fairfax, VA 22030
 Meet with us

Florida

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, January 25, 2020
11:00 a.m. –3:00 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 26, 2020
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, September 14, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Atlanta Columbus College of Art & Design Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
 Meet with us

Illinois

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Herron School of Art and Design IUPUI
735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Meet with us 

Iowa

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Ames Iowa State University, College of Design 715 Bissell Rd.
Ames, IA 50011
Meet with us 

Louisiana

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
New Orleans Kansas City Art Institute NOCCA
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
 Meet with us

Maryland

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 3, 2019
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 13, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston SMFA @ Tufts Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
 Meet with us

Michigan

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Detroit College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore St.
Detroit, MI 48202
 Meet with us

Minnesota

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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, September 28, 2019
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas City Art Institute 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
 Meet with us
Sunday, September 29, 2019
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, September 22, 2019
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
Meet with us 

New York

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art and Design 1 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
Meet with us 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00–5:00 p.m.
New York City SAIC Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
Meet with us 

North Carolina

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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, November 16, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati 1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Meet with us 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cleveland Institute of Art 11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
 Meet with us

Oregon

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
Meet with us 

Pennsylvania

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia University of the Arts
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Meet with us 

Tennessee

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Nashville Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
 Meet with us
Sunday, September 15, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.

Memphis

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Memphis Brooks Museum
1934 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
 Meet with us

Texas

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Austin School of Visual Arts JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
 Meet with us
Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
Meet with us 

Virginia

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University VCUarts Fine Arts Building
1000 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Meet with us 

Washington

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts

1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121

 Meet with us

Wisconsin

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Meet with us 

Canada

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 2, 2019
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1 Canada
 Meet with us
Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Vancouver, BC Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design  5600 Kwantlen St.
Richmond, BC 
V6X 2X9
Canada
Meet with us 

France

DayCityHost SchoolAddress
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Paris, FR Parsons Paris 45 rue Saint Roch
Paris, 75001 France
Meet with us 

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