A National Portfolio Day can be the first step in investigating art schools and early college programs, or a perfect way for prospective students to introduce themselves and their work to SAIC.
National Portfolio Days (NPD) take place from September to March in locations across the United States and Canada. Representatives from SAIC are ALWAYS available to provide 10 to 15 minute portfolio reviews for prospective students’ work and to briefly speak about SAIC curriculum. Try to bring at least 15 to 20 of your best and most recent original pieces. Sketchbooks can be wonderful items to include in your portfolio on this day.
National Portfolio Day events are open to the public and you do not need a reservation to attend. You do not have to bring a portfolio on this day, but showing your work early can help you acquire important information about organizing and presenting your portfolio for future admission consideration. Digital and video portfolios can be difficult to review unless you provide your own peripherals with self-contained power sources. You are not allowed to plug cameras or computers into electrical outlets at NPD locations.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) attends all National Portfolio Day events. Events are subject to change. Please consult the National Portfolio Day Association’s website for more information including exact locations, times, and further information regarding participating schools.
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