Admission

National Portfolio Days

Cornish College of the Arts is host to National Portfolio Day in Seattle on January 9th, 2016. 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 Days 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, visitt 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