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 28

National Portfolio Day 2018

WashU will host a National Portfolio Day event on its Danforth Campus on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. Online registration is closed, but you can still register on site the day of the event. Full details, participating schools, and directions are available here>>

Illustration by Audrey Westcott (BFA12)

2018-19 National Portfolio Day Events

Sam Fox School representatives will attend the following National Portfolio Day events in 2018-19:

September 22: Denver, Colorado
September 30: Houston, Texas
October 7: Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 14: Chicago, Illinois
October 20: Hartford, Connecticut
October 20: San Diego, California
October 21: Boston, Massachusetts
October 27: Kansas City, Missouri
October 28: St. Louis, Missouri
October 28: Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 4: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 10: New York, New York
November 17: Atlanta, Georgia
November 17: Washington, DC
November 18: Baltimore, Maryland
December 2: Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 5: Seattle, Washington
January 12: San Francisco, California
January 13: Los Angeles, California
January 26: Miami, Florida
January 27: Sarasota, Florida

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

Graduate Portfolio Days

October 28: New York, New York
Speak with lecturer Heather Bennett about our MFA in Visual Art and visiting assistant professor Shreyas R Krishnan, about our MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture.

November 3: Chicago, Illinois
Speak with associate professor Jamie Adams about our MFA in Visual Art and John Hendrix, associate professor and chair of undergraduate design, about our MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture.

Visit the NPDA website for more information.