Portfolio Day Events

National Portfolio Day

At National Portfolio Day events, students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited colleges to review artwork and discuss programs for professional careers in the arts. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are all encouraged to attend.

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. For more information about National Portfolio Days, visit the NPDA website.

Check-In lines can get long, so we highly recommend registering in advance for free to skip the line!

National Portfolio Day
2023 Events

RMCAD is excited to be joining the National Portfolio Day festivities by hosting at the following locations.

National Portfolio Day 2023

National Portfolio Day, Charlotte

Date: September 23, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Place: Northwest School of the Arts

1415 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28216

National Portfolio Day, Denver

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM MT

Place: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

1600 Pierce St. Denver, CO 80214

National Portfolio Day, Albuquerque

Date:October 22, 2023 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM MT

Place: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North

5151 San Francisco Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

want even more npd?

Can’t attend the events above? Don’t worry, there’s more where that came from! Check out the list below.

  • 9/23/2023 Kansas City, MO
  • 9/24/2023 Atlanta, Georgia
  • 9/24/2023 St. Louis, MO
  • 9/30/2023 Houston, Texas
  • 10/1/2023 Dallas, Texas
  • 10/7/2023 New York, NY
  • 10/27/2023 Online/Virtual
  • 11/4/2023 Seattle, Washington
  • 11/5/2023 Portland, Oregon
  • 11/11/2023 San Diego, California
  • 11/12/2023 Los Angeles, California
  • 12/3/2023 Online/Virtual
  • 1/7/2024 Online/Virtual
  • 1/20/2024 Miami, Florida
  • 1/21/2024 Sarasota, Florida
  • 5/4/2024 Online/Virtual
Art Institute Students: We are here to support you & provide information as we have it. Please call: 1-800-888-2787 and select option 1.

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