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 and will attend the following Portfolio Days during the 2014/15 academic year.

 
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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Students find plenty of good outdoor spots to draw and paint at RISD.