Illustration by Audrey Westcott, BFA12

2018 National Portfolio Day

October 28, 2018
Washington University's Danforth Campus

Representatives from 25 colleges and universities will be attending the National Portfolio Day event hosted by the Sam Fox School. Careers in Art and Financial Assistance Presentations will take place from 11a-12p in Ursa's Fireside, located in Lien Hall, and portfolio reviews will take place from 12-4p in College Hall.

All Portfolio Day events are free and open to the public. Online registration is closed, but you can still register on site the day of the event.

Questions? Call 314.935.6500 or e-mail

Participating Schools

Alfred University, School of Art and Design (Alfred, New York)
Art Academy of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
California College of the Arts (San Francisco, California)
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, New York)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles, California)
Iowa State University College of Design (Ames, Iowa)
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas city, Missouri)
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Maine College of Art (Portland, Maine)
Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, Maryland)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, Massachusetts)
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Illinois)
Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, California)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida)
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, Colorado)
San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, California)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art (Lawrence, Kansas)
Vincennes University (Vincennes, Indiana)
Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art (St. Louis, Missouri)
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film (Nashville, Tennessee)

Parking & Directions

Due to construction on campus, parking is limited. All Portfolio Day activities will take place on the South 40 residential area of Washington University's Danforth Campus. Reviews will take place in College Hall. Careers in Arts in Financial Assistance presentations will take place in Ursa's Fireside, located in nearby Lien Hall.

Enter the South 40 at Shepley Drive off of Big Bend Boulevard. Parking is available in Shepley Drive Parking Garage and the Wallace Drive Parking Garage. For driving directions to the South 40, use the following address: 6614 Shepley Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105.

About 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.

No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Days. Some colleges represented, including Washington University, may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application.

For more information about National Portfolio Days, visit the NPDA website.