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 the membership represent the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

* Please note that NASAD only reviews curricular programs in the visual arts and design. For more information about specific majors please contact the college directly.

All Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration.

Milwaukee Portfolio Day
Milwaukee Portfolio Day


The list of colleges participating at a specific National Portfolio Day are maintained by the host institution and are not available on portfolioday.net.

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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