Portfolio Days

RISD participates in a number of Portfolio Day events sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association.

At these events prospective students have the opportunity to present their portfolios to representatives from art and design colleges and university art departments. In one day, aspiring artists gather a wide range of opinions and advice about their portfolios, which may help them strengthen their work and prepare their college applications.

RISD representatives look forward to meeting with you to critique your work and provide information about the school. Please note, however, that RISD does not make admissions decisions at Portfolio Days, nor do we require you to attend one of these events or meet with anyone from the Admissions Office as part of the application process. Meeting with us at one of these events does not eliminate the need to submit your portfolio as part of our application requirements.

Crowds are often large at Portfolio Days. We encourage you to come to the RISD table early to increase the likelihood that we will be able to speak with you before the end of the day. RISD representatives meet with as many visitors as the schedule of each event permits.

During the 2014/15 academic year, RISD attended the following Portfolio Days. A schedule of 2015/16 Portfolio Days will be forthcoming in the fall.

  

2014/15 Portfolio Days Now Passed

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 
Denver, CO 
host: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design  
800 888-ARTS 
303 753-6046 

  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 
Houston, TX  
host: School of Visual Arts  
location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott  
212 592-2100 (SVA)  
281 367-9797 (Marriott) 

  
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 
Dallas, TX  
host: School of Visual Arts  
location: Hilton Anatole  
212 592-2100 (SVA)  
214 748-1200 (Hilton) 

  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 
Los Angeles, CA  
California Institute of the Arts  
800 454-ARTS 

  
Graduate Portfolio Day 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 
San Francisco, CA  
California College of the Arts  
800 447-1ART 

  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 
Hartford, CT  
Hartford Art School | University of Hartford  
860 768-4393 

  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18   
Milwaukee, WI  
Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design  
414 847-3200 

  
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 
Boston, MA  
host: Lesley University College of Art and Design  
location: Hynes Convention Center  
617 349-8800 (Lesley) 

  
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 
Chicago, IL  
School of the Art Institute of Chicago  
800 232-7242 
312 629-6100 

  
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 
Kansas City, MO 
Kansas City Art Institute  
800 522-5224 

  
Graduate Portfolio Day  
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 
New York, NY  
Parsons The New School for Design  
212 229-8900 

  
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 
St. Louis, MO  
Washington University  
800 638-0700 

  
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 
Atlanta, GA  
host: Maryland Institute, College of Art  
location: TBA  
410 669-9200 

  
Graduate Portfolio Day 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 
Chicago, IL  
School of the Art Institute of Chicago  
800 232-7242 
312 629-6100 

  
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 
Philadelphia, PA 
host: Tyler School of Art, Temple University  
location: Pennsylvania Convention Center  
215 777-9000 

  
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15  
Purchase, NY  
Purchase College, SUNY, School of Art + Design  
914 251-6000 

  
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 
New York, NY  
host: Fashion Institute of Technology  
location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  
212 217-7999 (FIT) 
212 216-2000 (Javits Center) 

  
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 
Washington, DC 
Corcoran College of Art + Design  
202 639-1800 

  
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 
Baltimore, MD 
Maryland Institute, College of Art  
410 669-9200  


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 
Phoenix, AZ
host: Cornish College of the Arts  
location: TBA  
800 726-ARTS 

  
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 
Albuquerque, NM  
host: Washington University  
location: TBA  
800 638-6700 

  
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 
Seattle, WA  
host: Cornish College of the Arts  
location: TBA  
800 726-ARTS 

  
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 
Portland, OR  
Oregon College of Art and Craft  
503 297-5544 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 
San Francisco, CA 
San Francisco Art Institute  
415 771-7020 

  
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 
San Diego, CA  
host: Laguna College of Art + Design  
location: The Westin San Diego  
949 376-6000 (LCAD) 

  
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 
Miami, FL
host: New World School of the Arts  
location: TBA  
305 237-3135

  
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 
Sarasota, FL 
Ringling College of Art and Design  
800 255-7695
 
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Memorial Hall, originally built as a church in 1851, has been newly renovated to house RISD's Painting Department.