National Portfolio Days

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

National Portfolio Days are events specifically for visual artists, designers, and architects. They provide opportunities for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual arts and architecture to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs, and answer questions about professional careers in art and design. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. Students interested in studying architecture are welcome to attend and do not need a portfolio in order to have a valuable experience.

National Portfolio Day at WashU: October 23

WashU hosted a National Portfolio Day event on its campus Sunday, October 23. A total of 32 colleges and universities from across the country were in attendance. Full details are available here.

To view the list of majors offered by these participating colleges and universities, click here>>

Other 2016-17 National Portfolio Day Events

In addition, Sam Fox School representatives attended the following 2016-17 National Portfolio Day events. Visit the NPDA website for full details about dates, times, and locations.

September 25
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
Hosted by Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Atlanta, Georgia

October 1
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Hosted by School of Visual Arts
Houston, Texas

October 2
The Hilton Anatole
Hosted by School of Visual Arts
Dallas, Texas

October 9
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

October 16
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Nashville, Tennessee

October 16
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

October 22
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, Missouri

October 23
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

October 30
A. Alfred Taubman Center
Hosted by College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan

November 5
Hynes Convention Center
Hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Massachusetts

November 6
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut

November 12
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hosted by Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 13
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Hosted by Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York

November 19
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Washington, DC

November 20
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

December 4
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel
Hosted by Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Albuquerque, New Mexico

January 7
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington

January 8
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, Oregon

January 14
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, California

January 15
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, California

January 21
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Hosted by New World School of the Arts
Miami, Florida

January 22
Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, Florida

Graduate Portfolio Days

Representatives from the Sam Fox School attended the following National Portfolio Days events for prospective graduate students in 2016:

October 30
Parsons School of Design
New York, New York

November 5
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

For the most up-to-date information about times and venues, visit the NPDA website.