National Portfolio Days – NPDA2023-09-08T16:42:23+00:00

Miami Graduate National Portfolio Day

FIU Art + Art History

Kick-Off Miami Art Week with us as we proudly host the first NPDA Graduate Portfolio Day in the Southeastern United States.

Monday, December 4th – 4PM to 8PM

Kovens Conference Center – FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151 Street, Miami, FL, 33181

Participating Institutions

  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • Boston University School of Visual Arts
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • FIU – Department of Art + Art History
  • Laguna College of Art + Design
  • Maine College of Art & Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • New York Academy of Art
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Paris College of Art
  • Parsons School of Design/Parsons Paris at The New School
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts)
  • Washington University in St. Louis

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Show Your Work

Meet one on one with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio prior to submitting your application. No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at National Portfolio Days.

If there is a particular school you are hoping to meet with, please visit that school’s website to learn more about the dates they will be available.


Sep. 30 Graduate Portfolio Day


September 30, 2023 – 1:00PM EST

Graduate Portfolio Day

Registration Link

Nov. 19 Graduate Portfolio Day


November 19, 2023 – 12:00PM EST

Graduate Portfolio Day

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Dec. 4 Graduate Portfolio Day


December 4, 2023 – 4PM – 8PM EST

Kovens Conference Center – FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 15st Street, Miami, FL 33181

Registration Link


Jan. 20 Graduate Portfolio Day


January 20, 2024 – 10:00AM EST

Undergraduate Portfolio Day – Miami, FL

Chapman Conference Center – MDC / NWSA
300 NE 2nd Avenue , Room 3210 Bldg 3, Miami, FL, 33132

Registration Link

National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA)

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was established in 1978 solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Day events. Today, the Association continues this work and has broadened its mission to provide support to professionals advising students on portfolio development for college/university admission. Consisting of more than 100 post-secondary institutions that hold regional accreditation and accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), or its equivalent, NPDA is the only organization of its kind and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the world.

What are National Portfolio Days?

National Portfolio Days are annual events held in multiple locations across the United States, Canada and Europe. They are designed to provide a unique opportunity for you to meet individually with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application. Not all members attend all events.

What should you bring to a National Portfolio Day?

A portfolio of visual artwork that includes your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets. Don’t hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. Often, sharing the process of arriving at the completed work is as valuable as simply presenting finished products.

You will hear many different opinions about your work that will be reflective of the admission requirements of each school. Therefore, we urge you to discuss your work with as many colleges/universities as possible and to bring no more than 15 works.

Your portfolio can be presented as original work or on screen, but make note WiFi may not be available at all locations. Students who are not prepared to show a portfolio may attend to gather information from college/university representatives.