Admission

National Portfolio Days

Cornish College of the Arts is proud to participate in National Portfolio Day. These events offer is the exchange of information; about artwork, college plans, and concerns. It is not an examination or a competition. All college representatives attending are pleased to discuss their degree programs; therefore we urge interested people to discuss their work with as many representatives as possible during these free events.

National Portfolio Days Schedule

The complete National Portfolio Day schedule is available at NPDA. A review at one of these events will serve as your portfolio review for admission into the Art or Design Department. 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 with event locations and times, visit NPDA.

Participating Colleges and Universities

Alberta College of Art + Design Calgary AB
Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) Valencia CA
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle WA
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver BC
Fashion Institute of Technology New York NY
FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) Los Angeles CA
Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City MO
Laguna College of Art + Design Laguna Beach CA
Lesley University College of Art and Design Boston MA
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore MD
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston MA
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee WI
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis MN
New York School of Interior Design New York, NY
Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland OR
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles CA
Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR
Parsons The New School for Design New York NY
Rhode Island School of Design Providence RI
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Denver CO
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago IL
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA
School of Visual Arts New York NY
The Cooper Union School of Art New York NY
The University of the Arts Philadelphia PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University Philadelphia PA
University of Michigan, STAMPS School of Art & Design Ann Arbor MI
Washington University in Saint Louis St Louis MO

Reviewing for Cornish College on January 10, 2015

If you are planning to review for Cornish at Seattle National Portfolio Day we recommend you follow as closely as possible the Portfolio guidelines published by the Art and Design departments.

We also strongly recommend you submit Part-One of the Cornish Application for Admission prior to Seattle National Portfolio Day. If we have a complete Part-One (Application, essays and transcripts) by January 2, 2015, and you review during Portfolio Day we will mail an admission decision to you by January 12.