Graduate National Portfolio Day + Info Fair hosted by SFAI


hosted by San Francisco Art Institute 

Join GNPD for individualized admissions advice from nationwide institutions specializing in art, design, and architecture.

+ Get one-on-one application advice
+ Receive feedback on your portfolio
+ Make connections with faculty and admissions counselors from your top schools
+ Learn about different programs to find the one that’s right for you

SATURDAY . OCT 31 . 12-4pm


Graduate Portfolio days are lively events designed for students interested in pursuing graduate-level study in art, design, and architecture. Prospective MFA, MArch, and MA students are invited to receive critical feedback on their portfolios for admission to graduate programs in these fields.

Even if you do not have a completed portfolio to share with the graduate faculty, we encourage you to attend to meet faculty and learn more about the curricula and application procedures at participating schools. Graduate Portfolio Days are not examinations or competitions. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarships to colleges visited during the event.

Register online for the Graduate National Portfolio Day hosted by SFAI and receive email updates for the upcoming event. 


Graduate Portfolio Days and Information Fairs (2015-16)

Sun, Oct 25 >  New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by Parsons The New School for Design, RSVP HERE

Sat, Oct 31 >  San Francisco, California GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by San Francisco Art Institute, RSVP HERE

Sun, Nov 8 >  Chicago GRADUATE Portfolio Day, hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago, RSVP HERE 

If you have any questions about SFAI's participation in Graduate Portfolio Days, please contact the SFAI Admissions Office at 415-749-4500 or  Additional details on Graduate National Portfolio Day events around the country can be found HERE

NOTE: This event is for Graduate-level study only.  Students interested in undergraduate degree programs can visit the National Portfolio Day HERE to locate events in their area.


List of Participating Schools – San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day, hosted by SFAI

Alberta College of Art + Design
Art Center College of Design
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary MFA Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Woodbury University 

Note: The list of participating schools is subject to change.