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 29

WashU will host a National Portfolio Day event on the South 40 residential area of the Danforth Campus on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Careers in Art and Financial Assistance Presentations will take place from 11a-noon in Ursa's Fireside, located in Lien Hall. Portfolio reviews will take place from noon-4p in College Hall. Full details, including the list of participating schools and driving directions, can be found here>>

2017-18 National Portfolio Day Events

Sam Fox School representatives will attend the following National Portfolio Day events in 2017-18:

September 24: Atlanta, Georgia
Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
Hosted by: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University

September 30: Austin, Texas
JW Marriott Austin
Hosted by: School of Visual Arts

October 1: Dallas, Texas
Hilton Anatole, Imperial Ballroom
Hosted by: School of Visual Arts

October 8: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

October 15: Nashville, Tennessee
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

October 15: Chicago, Illinois
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 21: Los Angeles, California
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)

October 21: Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

October 22: Boston, Massachusetts
Hynes Convention Center
Hosted by: Lesley University College of Art and Design

October 28: Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Art Institute

October 29: St. Louis, Missouri
College Hall, Washington University

November 5: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

November 12: New York, New York
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1A
Hosted by: Fashion Institute of Technology

November 18: Washington, DC
Location TBD
Hosted by: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington

November 19: Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art

December 2: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

December 3: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Hosted by: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

January 6: Seattle, Washington
Cornish College of the Arts, Main Campus Center

January 7: Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest College of Art

January 14: San Francisco, California
California College of the Arts

January 20: Miami, Florida
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Chapman Conference Center

Visit the NPDA website for full details about dates, times, and locations for Portfolio Day events across the country.

Graduate Portfolio Days

Sam Fox School representatives will be attending the following Graduate Portfolio Days in 2017-18:

Sunday, October 29: New York, NY
Parsons School of Design

Saturday, November 4: Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Visit the NPDA website for more information.