October 7, 2014

National Graduate Portfolio Days

California College of the Arts (CCA)
Image courtesy of California College of the Arts.

Graduate study in the fields of art, design, and architecture continues to be a pathway for professional training and career development for those who desire to enter into a critical space of discourse and hone their skills toward a professional life in these fields. Where one receives this education can have profound implications for one’s practice, beyond the years of deep immersion. And with a plethora of graduate programs to choose from, it remains to each individual to find the right fit—a daunting challenge that persists in this ever-evolving marketplace.

Given this, where does one go for a meaningful preparation to the variety of offerings in these fields? With that in mind and on behalf of the National Portfolio Day Association, we are pleased to announce the fall schedule for National Graduate Portfolio Days.

Sunday, October 12
San Francisco
Reviews: noon–4pm
Hosted by California College of the Arts

Sunday, October 26
New York
Reviews: noon–4pm
Hosted by Parsons the New School for Design

Sunday, November 9
Reviews: 10am–2pm
Hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


National Graduate Portfolio Days are for anyone who has already completed a Bachelor’s degree program and is looking to take their education to the graduate level in the fields of art, design, and architecture. Our member schools are a diverse group representing the highest caliber of art and design institutions.

Prospective students receive immediate feedback on their creative portfolios and have the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, and application procedures at a number of graduate schools.


About the National Portfolio Day Association
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 US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. Visit to see a full list of our member schools, event information, and updates.

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