National Portfolio Day at MCAD

Archived Event:
Sunday, October 13, 2013
10:00 a.m.

Bring your portfolio of artwork and have it reviewed by more than 25 accredited colleges and universities from around the United States and Canada. Free and open to the public.

The only National Portfolio Day event in Minnesota.

National Portfolio Day @ MCAD
Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: Noon–4:00 PM*

Directions to MCAD may be found here; free parking for National Portfolio Day is available in MCAD’s Parking Lot C located off of 26th Street. Other campus information, including hotel accomodations, may be found at

Reservations are not required to meet with a college representative at a National Portfolio Day, but you may pre-register to speed up the student check-in process.


*Come early to attend a special presentation on creative careers in art and design as well as a chance to tour our amazing facilities!

 Morning @ MCAD
Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (Please arrive 10 minutes early for student check-in)

Morning @ MCAD will feature a presentation on creative careers in art and design to help you make the most of your time at National Portfolio Day as you begin the selection of your college major. An opportunity to tour our amazing facilities will be available as well. 

Registration for Morning @ MCAD is required; Register online for free.
Space is limited and reservations are held on a first come, first served basis. Upon registration you will receive an email confirmation. 


Fall 2013 - Attending National Portfolio Day Colleges:

  • CalArts (Califronia Institute of the Arts), Valencia, CA
  • California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
  • MICA/Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
  • Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
  • Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • PNCA|Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
  • Paris College of Art, Paris, France
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 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, Boston, MA
  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art, Lawrence, KS
  • Washington Univesity in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

High School Art Teachers: Perpich Center for Arts Education and MCAD have teamed up to give you and your students more opportunities for learning about art and design careers and preparing for an arts focused education on Monday October 14! Check out the PCAE website for more information.