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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 Day events, 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.

Event details are available through National Portfolio Day or from the individual host colleges.

2018-2019 portfolio days

Sep 29

Dallas, TX

hosted by School of Visual Arts

Sep 30

Houston, TX

hosted by School of Visual Arts

Oct 13

Milwaukee, WI

hosted by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Oct 13

Nashville, TN

hosted by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Oct 14

Chicago, IL

hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Oct 14

Memphis, TN

hosted by Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Oct 20

Hartford, CT

hosted by Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Oct 20

San Diego, CA

hosted by Hosted by Laguna College of Art and Design

Oct 21

Boston, MA

hosted by School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

Nov 4

Philadelphia, PA

hosted by Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Nov 10

New York, NY

hosted by Fashion Institute of Technology

Nov 17

Atlanta, GA

hosted by Columbus College of Art + Design

Nov 17

Washington, DC

hosted by Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at The George Washington University

Nov 18

Baltimore, MA

hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art

Dec 1

Vancouver, BC

hosted by Kwantien Polytechnic University - Wilson School of Design

Jan 5

Seattle, WA

hosted by Cornish College of the Arts

Jan 6

Portland, OR

hosted by Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

Jan 12

San Francisco, CA

hosted by San Francisco Art Institute

Jan 13

Los Angeles, CA

hosted by Art Center College of Design

Jan 19

New Orleans, LA

hosted by Kansas City Art Institute

Jan 26

Miami, FL

hosted by New World School of the Arts

Jan 27

Sarasota, FL

hosted by Ringling College of Art and Design