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New York City National Portfolio Day

Event Details

Saturday, October 7, 2023 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) 
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1A 
655 W. 34th St. 
New York, NY 10001


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Hosted by SAIC, College for Creative Studies, and the New York Academy of Art

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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

Participating Schools

Alfred University School of Art and Design
Arcadia University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
ArtCenter College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
California College of the Arts (CCA)
California Institute of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Concordia University
Cornish College of the Arts
Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
Glasgow School of Art
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Kansas City Art Institute
Kean University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley Art & Design
Maine College of Art & Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New York Academy of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Otis College of Art and Design
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design/Parsons Paris at The New School
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
Rowan University
Rutgers University- Mason Gross School of the Arts
Salve Regina University
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
University of the Arts London
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts)
Washington University in St. Louis