SAIC National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00a.m.2:00p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL
United States


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

Want to learn the best tips to make the most of your National Portfolio Day Experience?
Attend our Saturday with SAIC event.


Saturday, October 19
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

Saturday with SAIC occurs the evening before we host our National Portfolio Day.

The evening includes:

  • Tips to help you make the most of your National Portfolio Day experience, should you plan on attending Sunday, October 20, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • Information about how to prepare your work for admission and merit scholarship review
  • A tour of our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Current students, faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions

National Portfolio Day Participating Schools:


Alfred University School of Art and Design

Art Academy of Cincinnati

ArtCenter College of Design

Ball State University

Bradley University


California College of the Arts

Cleveland Institute of Art

College for Creative Studies

College of Architecture + Design, Lawrence Technological University

Columbus College of Art & Design

The Cooper Union

Cornish College of the Arts

Drexel University

Fashion Institute of Technology


George Mason University School of Art

Grand Valley State University

Illinois State University

Herron School of Art at Indiana 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 and Design

Lesley University

Maine College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Miami University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Montserrat College of Art

Moore College of Art and Design


New York School of Interior Design

Northern Illinois University

OCAD University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pratt Institute

Rhode Island School of Design

Ringling College of Art & Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

San Francisco Art Institute

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

SMFA at Tufts

Syracuse University

Parsons School of Design at the New School

Tyler School of Art and Architecture, at Temple University

University of Arizona

University of Illinois, School of Art + Design

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design

University of Saint Francis

University of the Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University

Vincennes University

University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art

Washington University in St. Louis

Western Michigan University