National

Portfolio Day

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!

This year, RMCAD will be hosting these NPD events:

September 15: Memphis, TN

September 22: Albuquerque, NM

October 5: Denver, CO

Date: Sunday, September 15 2019
Place: Memphis Brooks Museum
Time: Check-In at 11 a.m. | Portfolio Reviews from 12 – 4 p.m.

Participating Colleges: Alfred University School of Art and Design, Art Academy of Cincinnati, California College of the Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design, FIDM, Kansas City Art Institute, Laguna College of Art and Design, Maine College of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art & Design, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union, Virginia Commonwealth University, Watkins College of Art

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Place: Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Time: Check In at 11 a.m. | Portfolio Reviews from 12 – 4 p.m.

Participating Colleges: Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cornish College of the Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Laguna College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Parsons School of Design at the New School, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art & Design, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Visual Arts, SMFA at Tufts, Texas Tech – School of Art, The Cooper Union, University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, Washington University in St. Louis, Watkins College of Art

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Place: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Time: Check In at 9 a.m. | Tours at 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. | Portfolio Reviews from 12 – 4 p.m.

Additional Events: Before portfolio reviews begin at Noon, we will be hosting two group tours of the RMCAD Campus! The first tour will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the second tour starts at 9:45 a.m.

Participating Colleges: Alberta University of the Arts, Alfred University School of Art and Design, Arcadia University, Art Academy of Cincinnati, California College of the Arts, College for Creative Studies, Cornish College of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, FIDM, Iowa State University College of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, Laguna College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Maine College of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pratt Institute, Ringling College of Art & Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Visual Arts, SMFA at Tufts, The Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design at the New School, University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art, Watkins College of Artfirst

Find RMCAD at These NPD Events

DATE NPD EVENT
9/14/19 Nashville UG NPD
9/21/19 Phoenix UG NPD
9/28/19 Austin UG NPD
9/28/19 Kansas City UG NPD
9/29/19 Dallas UG NPD
9/29/19 St. Louis UG NPD
11/17/19 NoCal/SF UG NPD
1/25/20 Miami UG NPD
1/26/20 Sarasota UG NPD