Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day and Open Studio Night

Saturday, October 22, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT
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.

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

Graduate Open Studios

Friday 10/21, 4-10 p.m.
Saturday 10/22, 2-9:30 p.m., with a closing reception

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

Participating Schools:

California College of the Arts

California Institute 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, 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

Moore College of Art & Design

New York Academy of Art

New York School of Interior Design

Northern Illinois University

NSCAD University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University

Paris College of Art

Parsons School of Design/Parsons Paris at The New School

Pratt Institute

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

The Glasgow School of Art

Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts)

Washington University in St. Louis