Graduate Events, 2017-18

The National Portfolio Day Association also hosts the Graduate Events

The Graduate Portfolio Day & Information Fairs are for students that have already completed a Bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. They follow the same format as the National Portfolio Days but provide prospective MFA, MArch, MA and Post-Baccalaureate students’ feedback on their portfolios as suited for admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, these sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other graduate program information.

As with the National Portfolio Days, the Graduate Portfolio Days are not an examination, nor are they a competition. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarship to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity, however, to get specific information about the quality, depth and consistency of portfolio requirements required at the graduate level from each school visited; direct feedback on their artwork; and the next steps for applying for admission.

Students interested in undergraduate degree programs are encouraged to attend a National Portfolio Day in their area. Representatives at Graduate Portfolio Days will not be able to review portfolios of students interested in undergraduate degrees.



  • Sun, Oct 22: San Francisco, California GRADUATE Portfolio Day, San Francisco Art Institute
  • Sun, Oct 29: New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day, Parsons School of Design
  • Sat, Nov 4: Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day,School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Sat, Nov 18: Austin GRADUATE Portfolio DayAT&T Hotel and Conference Center, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art, 10am - 2pm
  • Sat, Nov 18: Paris GRADUATE Portfolio Day, Parsons School of Design at Parsons Paris
  • Fri, Dec 1: GRADUATE ONLINE Portfolio Day

View the NPDA Brochure

2017-18 Schedule Announced

The National Portfolio Day Associated is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017-18 season. This year's schedule includes 38 undergraduate events and 3 graduate events, located in 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Event details, including times, participating instutitions and off-campus locations, will be added here as determined by the host institution.