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: September 29

National Portfolio Day 2019

Representatives from 31 colleges and universities will be attending the National Portfolio Day event hosted by the Sam Fox School on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is available here>>

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.

Full details, including a list of participating schools and parking information, are available here>>

Illustration by Audrey Westcott (BFA12)

2019-20 National Portfolio Day Events

Sam Fox School representatives will attend the following National Portfolio Day events in 2019-20:

September 14: Atlanta, Georgia
September 15: New Orleans, Louisiana
September 22: Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 28: Austin, Texas
September 28: Kansas City, Missouri
September 29: Dallas, Texas
September 29: Saint Louis, Missouri
October 5: Richmond, Virginia
October 6: Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 12: Hartford, Connecticut
October 13: Boston, Massachusetts
October 20: Chicago, Illinois
October 26: New York, New York
October 27: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 2: Washington, D.C.
November 3: Baltimore, Maryland
November 3: Detroit, Michigan
November 9: Seattle, Washington
November 9: San Diego, California
November 10: Portland, Oregon
November 10: Los Angeles, California
November 16: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
November 17: San Francisco, California
January 25: Miami, FL
January 26: Sarasota, FL

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

Graduate Portfolio Days

Speak with representatives about our MFA in Visual Art and MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture programs.

October 27: New York, New York
November 2: Chicago, Illinois

Visit the NPDA website for more information.