National Portfolio Day: Paris

Parsons School of Design, The New School will be hosting the 1st European National Portfolio Day at the Paris campus on Saturday, November 21 from noon to 4pm at 45 Rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris.

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind and the membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.


National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.


All Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration. To expedite the check-in process, please register using this Eventbrite invitation and bring your printed ticket with you to the event. Portfolio reviews will be held in English.


Participating colleges will have representatives available for portfolio review. Colleges and universities particpating include:

  • CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
  • Laguna College of Art + Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Paris College of Art
  • Parsons School of Design, The New School
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Woodbury University
  • Otis College of Art and Design

Register here! Not in Paris? Check out the complete list of National Portfolio Days around the world!

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