Join us for National Portfolio Day | December 2, 2017

Prospective student tours + events

Saturday, Dec 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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National Portfolio Day (NPD) is an opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and universities accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

NPD is:

  • an educational event for young artists/designers
  • an opportunity for critique
  • a chance to discuss your work with knowledgeable people from a variety of fine arts/design schools
  • not an examination or competition

Representatives from Emily Carr University (and others, see below), will be conducting portfolio reviews between 11am-3pm. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college/university transfer students are encouraged to attend. No appointment necessary.

Npd 17 Poster

Where should I go?

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

What should I bring?

  • finished pieces, works in-progress and sketchbooks
  • original work is preferred whenever possible
  • your work as it is, no matting or framing required
  • for digital work, please bring a fully-charged viewing device (laptop, tablet)
  • a sample of your best, not everything you've ever done

Who will be there?

  • 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
  • Concordia University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Laguna College of Art + Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • New York of Interior Design
  • NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
  • OCAD University
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Paris College of Art
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Pratt Institute
  • PrattMWP College of Art and Design
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen
  • York University - School of the Arts