2019 National Portfolio Day

September 29, 2019
Weil Hall, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Representatives from 31 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 the Sumers Welcome Center, and portfolio reviews will take place from 12-4p in Weil Hall. Both buildings are located on the east end of WashU's Danforth Campus.

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All Portfolio Day events are free and open to the public. Online registration is available here>>

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)
Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
California College of the Arts (San Francisco, California)
Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, Ohio)
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, New York)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles, California)
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
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)
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
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)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, Oregon
Parsons School of Design at The New School (New York, New York)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida)
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, Colorado)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
School of Visual Arts (New York, New York)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Visual Art + Design (Champaign, Illinois)
University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art (Lawrence, Kansas)
University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art & Design (Ann Arbor, MI)
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

All Portfolio Day activities will take place on the east end of Washington University's Danforth Campus. Parking is available in the East End Parking Facility and along Forsyth Boulevard. 

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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.