Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
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The only National Portfolio Day event in Minnesota.


Portfolio Reviews at MCAD
Noon–4:00 p.m.

Bring your portfolio of artwork and have it reviewed by more than thirty accredited colleges and universities from the United States and Canada. Learn more about this event.

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

A Creative Life: Exploring Arts Careers

Artist Panel with MCAD Alumni
10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Hear about what happens after you earn an art degree. A panel of three to five art-degree-holding artists from the MCAD community will answer your questions and walk you through some of their experiences for the benefit of both you and your family. Tours of campus will also be offered. Please arrive a few minutes early for check-in

Registration for Careers in Art and Design is required. Space is limited and reservations are held on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Registration is done at the same time as National Portfolio Day registration through the form below.



Participating Colleges and Universities:

  • Alfred University School of Art and Design
  • California College of the Arts
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Iowa State University College of Design
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Northern Illinois University
  • NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Parsons School of Design at the New School
  • Pratt Institute
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of Visual Arts
  • The Cooper Union
  • University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art
  • University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
  • University of South Dakota
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Watkins College of Art

Free and open to the public.