What is National Portfolio Day?
National Portfolio Day is an annual event, held in multiple locations across the United States and Canada, produced specifically for emerging visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in art and design to meet one on one with professional representatives from colleges and universities who are accredited.
It is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists and designers by bringing together experienced post-secondary representatives to review student portfolio materials and offer feedback and guidance. National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. The experience can be very inspiring and is a small taste of what a professional art and design program can be like.
This National Portfolio Day event is hosted by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Why should you attend National Portfolio Day?
This event is a unique opportunity to meet individually with professionals who can provide valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio of work. You'll have the chance to discuss the specific school's programs and get answers to questions about professional careers in art and design.
You'll make personal connections with admissions counselors and gain clarity on the application process:
- Refine your portfolio and application
- Meet admissions counselors and faculty members from your favorite schools
- Talk through your body of work and practice discussing your artist statement
- Narrow down your top picks for college