National Portfolio Day at SAIC

SAIC Hosts On-Campus National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603


SAIC sponsors one of the nation’s largest portfolio days each year. Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be present to discuss your work and assist you in pursuing an education in the visual arts. This is an opportunity for you to meet with counselors and faculty from institutions offering nationally accredited programs.


We look forward to meeting you and seeing what you do! If you have any questions, please call us at 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100, or email


Come a day early and attend Saturday with SAIC featuring a special presentation, "Portfolio Day Survival Guide."

Saturday with SAIC

October 13, 3:006:00 p.m.
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603


(please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in)

The event will feature a presentation on making the most of your National Portfolio Day experience as well as portfolio preparation tips for both admission and merit scholarship, and the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities.

Current students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about undergraduate study at the nation's most influential art and design school.

2018 SAIC National Portfolio Day attendees:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Alfred University, School of Art
Arcadia University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Center College of Design
Ball State University
Bradley University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Cornish College of the Arts
Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Grand Valley State University
Herron School of Art and Design
Illinois State University
Iowa State University, College of Design
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lawrence Technological University
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Miami University
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art & Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Northern Illinois University School of Art & Design
OCAD University
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP College of Art and Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Sheridan College of Art
SMFA at Tufts University
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of the Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign
University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts
University of Texas at Austin
Vincennes University
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts
Washington University in Saint Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Western Michigan University, Frostic School of Art