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 its campus Sunday, October 29, 2017. Details are still being finalized; please check back for updates.
2017-18 National Portfolio Day Events
Sam Fox School representatives attend National Portfolio Day events across the country. We are still finalizing the schedule of events we will attend for 2017-18; please check back for updates. Visit the NPDA website for full details about dates, times, and locations for Portfolio Day events across the country.
Graduate Portfolio Days
We are still finalizing the schedule of Graduate Portfolio Days our representatives will attend for 2017-18; please check back for updates. Visit the NPDA website for more information.