Join the San Francisco Graduate National Portfolio Day (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 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 GNPD, hosted by SFAI, and receive email updates for the upcoming event.
Graduate National Portfolio Days + Information Fairs (2019)
Oct 19 | San Francisco GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by San Francisco Art Institute » RSVP HERE
Oct 26 | Boston GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design » RSVP HERE
Oct 27 | New York GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons The New School for Design » RSVP HERE
Nov 2 | Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago » RSVP HERE
If you have any questions about SFAI's participation in GNPDs, please contact the SFAI Admissions Office at 415-749-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about GNPD events around the country, please visit the 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.
List of Participating Schools
Alberta University of the Arts
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
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Laguna College of Art + Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New York Academy of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
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
Studio Arts College International
The Cooper Union School of Art
The New School Parsons School of Design
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Please note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.