National Portfolio Days

Cornish College of the Arts is host to National Portfolio Day in Seattle on January 6th, 2018. Art, Design, Film +Media and Interior Architecture faculty will review portfolios for admission to the college, as well as provide critiques and feedback to all students, regardless if you have applied to Cornish.

Cornish College of the Arts is proud to participate in National Portfolio Day. This event is a great opportunity to showcase your creative talents to a large number of Art and Design schools. National Portfolio Day is not a competition or an exam. Rather, it's an opportunity to gain feedback on your creative works and to ask questions to representatives of the schools. We encourage participation from sophomores, juniors and seniors, and suggest that you see as many schools that you can during this free event. If you are applying to a specific school, a portfolio review during National Portfolio Day will often serve as your admission portfolio review.

National Portfolio Day Schedule

National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly it helps further the artistic development of artists by bringing together experienced representatives from esteemed colleges all over North America to review participants’ work and offer constructive critique. A participant has the opportunity to hear many different opinions about their work. It is also a great opportunity to discuss how ideas and techniques are developed. This experience is a small taste of what attending a professional art program can be like.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of National Portfolio Days in North America, visit NPDA.

2017-2018 Dates

September 23Denver, CORocky Mountain College of Art + Design
September 30Austin, TXSchool of Visual Arts
October 1Dallas, TXSchool of Visual Arts
October 8Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis College of Art and Design
October 14Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Institute of Art and Design
October 15Chicago, ILSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
October 21Los Angeles, CACalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
October 22Boston, MALesley University
November 4Toronto, ONOCAD University
November 5Philadelphia, PAMoore College of Art & Design
November 12New York, NYFashion Institute of Technology
November 18Paris, FranceParis College of Art
December 2Vancouver, BCEmily Carr University of Art + Design
December 2Phoenix, AZCornish College of the Arts
December 3Albuqerque, NMRocky Mountain College of Art + Design
January 6Seattle, WACornish College of the Arts
January 7Portland, OROregon College of Art and Craft
January 13New Orleans, LAMemphis College of Art
January 13San Diego, CALaguna College of Art + Design
January 14San Francisco, CACalifornia College of the Arts
January 20Miami, FLNew World School of the Arts
January 21Sarasota, FLRingling College of Art and Design