Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day and Open Studio Night

Graduate Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

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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.

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

*Please note that all participants will be required to show proof of vaccination along with a picture ID that matches the vaccination record, and wear a mask for the entirety of the event.

Graduate Open Studios

Saturday, October 23
3:30 p.m.

Participants who attend Graduate Portfolio Day are also invited to join us for Graduate Open Studios! Graduate studios across campus will be open to the SAIC community and GPD attendees starting at 3:30 p.m. Maps and more info will be available at the GPD. Meet with and view the work of more than 300 students pursuing graduate degrees at SAIC!

Registration begins at 3:00pm in the Sharp Lobby, 37 S. Wabash Avenue. Please keep your wristband on for entry.

Participating Schools:

Columbus College of Art & Design

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

College for Creative Studies

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI

Illinois State University Wonsook Kim School of Art

Iowa State University College of Design

Kendall College of Art and Design

Laguna College of Art + Design

Maine College of Art & Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Miami University


Minneapolis College of Art and Design

New York Academy of Art


Northern Illinois University

Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University

Parsons School of Design/Parsons Paris at The New School

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pratt Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

School of Visual Arts

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts

Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University

University of Illinois

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts)

Washington University in St. Louis