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  • National Portfolio Days for Prospective Graduate Students

    Graduate National Portfolio Days/Information Fairs are for students who have already completed (or are in the process of completing) a bachelor's degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. Graduate Portfolio Days follow the same format as Undergraduate National Portfolio Days and provide prospective graduate students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about each attending school. The event also gives students the opportunity to learn more about curricula, faculty, application procedures, and other aspects of graduate admission. Graduate Portfolio Days are appropriate for those seeking admission to a graduate course of study that requires a portfolio submission. Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we invite you to attend to ask questions and gather more information about the various schools.

    Like National Portfolio Days, Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity to get specific information about portfolio requirements for graduate study at each school visited, receive direct feedback on their artwork, ask questions about the school and program, and learn about the next steps involved in applying for admission.

    Please bring 10-15 pieces of artwork; slides, small prints, photos, printed screen shots, and other small and portable finished pieces are acceptable. Please do not bring large finished pieces, sculpture, paintings, drawings, or more than 20 slides. You may also choose to bring your laptop or tablet device with saved images for viewing. The quality of your portfolio presentation is very important at the graduate level, so please review your presentation before arriving at the event. If you do not have a portfolio, you can still attend the event to speak with a faculty representative and learn more about his or her school.

    New York City Graduate National Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons School of Design
    Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:00-4:00 p.m. EST - RSVP

    2019 Graduate National Portfolio Days 

    Saturday, October 19 – hosted by San Francisco Art Institute - RSVP 

    Saturday, October 26 – hosted by MassArt, Boston - RSVP

    Sunday, October 27 – hosted by Parsons School of Design, New York City - RSVP

    Saturday, November 2 – hosted by School of the Art Institute, Chicago - RSVP

    Saturday, November 16 - hosted by Parsons School of Design, Paris - RSVP

    Please note that not all academic departments will be available at off-campus portfolio days to provide reviews. Please email our office to find out whether a faculty member from your program of interest will be attending your desired event.

    Anticipated List of Participating Schools - NYC Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons

    Alberta University of the Arts
    Art Center College of Design
    Boston University School of Visual Arts
    CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
    California College of the Arts
    College for Creative Studies
    Columbus College of Art & Design
    Cranbrook Academy of Art
    Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    Laguna College of Art + Design
    Lesley University College of Art and Design
    Maine College of Art
    Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Moore College of Art & Design
    New York Academy of Art
    New York School of Interior Design
    Otis College of Art and Design
    Pacific Northwest College of Art
    Paris College of Art
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Pratt Institute
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Ryerson University
    San Francisco Art Institute
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
    School of Visual Arts
    Studio Arts College International (SACI)
    Suffolk University—Art & Design
    SUNY Purchase College
    Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
    Temple University
    The University of the Arts
    University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
    University of the Arts London
    Vermont College of Fine Arts
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.

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