Graduate Events

The National Portfolio Day Association now hosts the Graduate Portfolio Days

The Graduate Portfolio Days are for students that have already completed a Bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. They follow the same format as the National Portfolio Days but provide prospective MFA, MArch and MA students’ feedback on their portfolios as suited for admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, these sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other graduate program information.

As with the National Portfolio Days, the Graduate Portfolio Days are not an examination, nor are they a competition. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarship to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity, however, to get specific information about the quality, depth and consistency of portfolio requirements required at the graduate level from each school visited; direct feedback on their artwork; and the next steps for applying for admission.

Students interested in undergraduate degree programs are encouraged to attend a National Portfolio Day in their area. Representatives at Graduate Portfolio Days will not be able to review portfolios of students interested in undergraduate degrees.

Graduate Portfolio Day Schedule 2015-16

  • Sun, Oct 25: New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day, Parsons The New School for Design event details
  • Sat, Oct 31: San Francisco, California GRADUATE Portfolio Day, San Francisco Art Institute event details
  • Sun, Nov 8: Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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Upcoming Events

Sat, Dec 5: Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Community College
Art/Communication Building (AC30)
1833 West Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
Hosted by: Cornish College of the Arts
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sat, Dec 5: Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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Sun, Dec 6: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Hosted by: Washington University
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm