National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
2 Marina Blvd., Pier 2 San Francisco, CA 94123
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2019 National Portfolio Day

Hosted by San Francisco Art Institute

Join us at SFAI’s new Fort Mason Campus for this year’s National Portfolio Day (NPD)—the largest portfolio day of the year!

Find the school that will launch your creative career. Held yearly, NPD events offer students the opportunity to connect exclusively with admissions representatives from the most prestigious art schools—representing the highest standards of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. Representatives from numerous regionally and internationally accredited institutions will be present to discuss your work and their programs, offer admission decisions based on portfolios, as well as answer questions about professional careers in the arts. 

  • Receive support in preparing your portfolio for an art school application
  • Connect with representatives from art and design schools nationwide
  • Get personalized feedback about your work

This event is free and open to all—high school students, parents, teachers, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. Bring your portfolio and questions!

Please note: There is limited parking at Fort Mason. Students and parents are encouraged to take public transportation, if possible. 

Participating Schools:

Alfred University School of Art and Design

Arcadia University

Art Center College of Design

CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)

California College of the Arts

Center for Art & Design The College of Saint Rose

Cleveland Institute of Art

College for Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design

Cornish College of the Arts

Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Fashion Institute of Technology

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Iowa State University College of Design

Kansas City Art Institute

Laguna College of Art + Design

Lesley University College of Art and Design

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

New York School of Interior 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

PrattMWP College of Art and Design

Rhode Island School of Design

Ringling College of Art and Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Francisco Art Institute

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

SMFA at Tufts University

Suffolk University- Art & Design

Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art

The University of British Columbia

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Woodbury University

For more information about NPD and a full list NPD events near you, visit: