San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2
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Join the 2017 San Francisco GNPD for individualized admissions advice from nationwide institutions specializing in art, design, and architecture.

+ Get one-on-one application advice
+ Receive feedback on your portfolio
+ Make connections with faculty and admissions counselors from your top schools
+ Learn about different programs to find the one that’s right for you

Graduate Portfolio days are lively events designed for students interested in pursuing graduate-level study in art, design, and architecture. Prospective MFA, MArch, and MA students are invited to receive critical feedback on their portfolios for admission to graduate programs in these fields.

Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we encourage you to attend to meet faculty and learn more about the curricula and application procedures at participating schools. Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event.

Register online for the San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day hosted by SFAI and receive email updates for the upcoming event. 

If you have any questions about SFAI's participation in Graduate Portfolio Days, please contact the SFAI Admissions Office at 415-749-4500 or

Graduate Portfolio Days + Information Fairs (2017)

Oct 22 | San Francisco GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by San Francisco Art Institute » RSVP HERE

Oct 29 | New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons The New School for Design » RSVP HERE

Nov 4 | Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago » RSVP HERE

Nov 18 | Austin GRADUATE Portfolio Day, AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art

For more informaiton, visit the Graduate National Portfolio Day website.

Note: This event is for graduate-level study only. Students interested in undergraduate degree programs can visit the National Portfolio Day website to locate events in their area.


Anticipated List of Participating Schools – SF Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by SFAI

Art Center College of Design
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Laguna College of Art + Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Temple University, Tyler School of Art
The University of the Arts
University of Michigan STAMPS
University of Pennsylvania
Virginia Commonwealth University

Note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.