Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day

Graduate Portfolio Day

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

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 2019 Graduate Open Studio Night.

Friday, November 1, 4:30–9:30 p.m.

Open Studio Night

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.

View schedule and programming.


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


Participating Schools:

Art Center College of Design

California College of the Arts

College for Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University

Iowa State University College of Design

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Laguna College of Art and Design

Lawrence Technological University

Lesley University

Maine College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Miami University

New Hampshire Institute of Art

New York Academy of Art

New York School of Interior Design

Northern Illinois University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Parsons School of Design

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Rhode Island School of Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Francisco Art Institute

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

SMFA at Tufts

Syracuse University

Tyler School of Art and Architecture, at Temple University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Michigan

University of Saint Francis

University of the Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film