New York City National Portfolio Day

United States


Sunday, October 3, 2021, 1-5 p.m. (ET)
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001


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SAIC invites you to one of the nation’s largest portfolio days with representatives from over 50 nationally accredited art schools and universities on hand to discuss your work and assist you in pursuing an education in the visual arts. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend this four-hour educational event, created for emerging visual artists and designers. Representatives from colleges of art and design will review artwork, discuss programs, and answer questions about creative and professional careers.

This is an educational event—no admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered. Portfolios should include your best and most recent work, but can also include
works in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets—it is not necessary to mat or frame work. Bring original artwork whenever possible, and keep your presentation simple; the work itself is what is important.

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

*Please note that all participants will be required to be vaccinated, wear a mask for the entirety of the event, and only one guest per student will be admitted.

Getting to the Javits Center

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Participating Schools:


Alfred University School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division

Arcadia University

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Boston University, School of Visual Arts

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

Cleveland Institute of Art

College for Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design

Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Fashion Institute of Technology

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Iowa State University College of Design

Kansas City Art Institute

Laguna College of Art + Design

Lesley Art & Design

Maine College of Art & Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Montserrat College of Art

Moore College of Art & Design

New York Academy of Art


Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University

Parsons School of Design/Parsons Paris at The New School

Penn State

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Pratt Institute

Pratt MWP College of Art and Design

Ringling College of Art & Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rowan University

Rutgers University- Mason Gross School of the Arts

Salve Regina University

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

SMU Meadows School of the Arts

SUNY Purchase College

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Cooper Union

Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth CVPA

University of New Haven

University of the Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts)

Washington University in St. Louis