Boston National Portfolio Day 2013

Hosted by Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Sunday, November 3, 12 - 4 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street Boston MA 02115

Representatives from the following institutions will be in attendance:

Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran College of Art and Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Kansas City Art Institute
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
OCAD University
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Desig
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP
Purchase College, SUNY:  School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Connecticut, Dept. of Art & Art History
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in Saint Louis
Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture & Design

What Are National Portfolio Days? National Portfolio Days are opportunities for those who wish to pursue an education and career in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from institutions offering professional programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. They are free and open to the public. The events are held by host colleges throughout the United States and Canada. Portfolio days bring together students and experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share information about their schools. If you are interested in graduate programs, the National Portfolio Day Association now hosts the Graduate Portfolio Days. See the schedule for the Graduate Portfolio Days. Additionally, some colleges participating in undergraduate National Portfolio Days may offer graduate programs and be able to review your portfolio. Please contact the school directly for more information.  

What should I bring to Portfolio Day? Your portfolio can include finished pieces, works in progress, and sketchbooks. We ask you to bring your original artwork whenever possible. We suggest that you do not spend time and money matting or framing your work. Keep your presentation simple: the work itself is what is of most interest to the college representatives. You may present your portfolio digitally, but it is your responsibility to have a working laptop/digital device with your portfolio.

What is 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 colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada

Directions to the Hynes Convention Center The Hynes Convention Center is conveniently located near the Hynes Convention T stop on the Green Line. Visit the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's website for driving directions and directions via public transportation. You may also visit MBTA website to plan a trip via subway, bus, and/or commuter rail.

Contact MassArt
Office of Admissions
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
(617) 879-7222 or

National Portfolio Day Association