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General Information

 

Houston Event:

Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel and Conference Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Ph. 281-367-9797

 

Directions to the event

Financial Aid Presentation in Montgomery A: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Portfolio Day Event in Waterway 1-5: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

This event ends promptly at 3:00 PM.

 

Dallas Event:

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Tel: 1-214-748-1200  

Directions to the event

Financial Aid Presentation: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the Cardinal Room

Portfolio Day Event: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Imperial Ballroom

 

This event ends promptly at 4:00 PM.

 

Event Coordinator: Melinda Richardson

E-mail: mrichardson1@sva.edu

Fax: 212.592.2242

 

 

Information for Participating Schools

All NPDA events are open to the public. Students and members of their communities are welcome to attend these events without registering. Attending as a member of the public is free.

Only NPDA member art and design colleges and universities may register to review portfolios and meet prospective students. Register by July 15, 2016 on portfolioday.net.

Hotel blocks are available for school representatives at both the The Woodlands Marriot and the Hilton Anatole. Please make your hotel reservations by Thursday, September 1, 2016.

When NPDA registration closes on July 15, invoices, confirmation and credit card forms will be sent to participating NPDA member schools via email.

 

List of Participating Schools

 

Alberta College of Art + Design
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Center College of Design
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Cornish College of the Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
George Mason University School of Art
Iowa State University College of Design
University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art & Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
PrattMWP College of Art and Design
Purchase College, SUNY:  School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts
Texas Tech University
The University of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film


Information from the National Portfolio Day Association, from portfolioday.net :

This is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education and career in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from institutions offering professional programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

What is a National Portfolio Day?
National Portfolio Days serve a variety of purposes. Most importantly, they help further the development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork , and offer critique. You'll hear many different opinions about your work. Do not hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas, and where you want to go with them.

Some people make certain kinds of art more successfully than others. Do not be discouraged if you see work that is "better" than yours. A National Portfolio Day may be the first time you see so many people in one place who share a powerful commitment to the arts. This experience is a small taste of what attending a professional art program can be like. We hope you will enjoy the intensity of the experience.

National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information: information about your work, yourself, your college plans, your concerns. They are not an examination or a competition. The colleges represented are pleased to discuss their programs with you. Of course they can be most helpful when discussing your work. Your portfolio should include the best work you are making now; but it can also include work in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets. Do not spend an inordinate amount of time matting or framing your work, or worrying about presentation. The work itself is what is of interest. Whenever possible you should bring your original artwork. If you bring slides- of work that is too large or fragile to carry, or digital media of work that is time-based, such as video, animation, or performance, it is your responsibility to ensure that the work can be viewed. You may choose to bring your own slide viewer, video camera and/or laptop to show your work. Be advised however, that you will not have access to an electric outlet.

No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at a National Portfolio Day. Some colleges represented may accept the portfolio you present as the visual portion of your application. Other colleges have review structures which prohibit them from making a definitive admission decision at the time of your review. All expect your art to progress in the coming months. We urge you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.

What is the National Portfolio Day Association?
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. Since 1978, NPDA members have been hosting portfolio days throughout the country. The Association consists of regionally-accredited art colleges which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. It is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States.

Choosing an Art College
The first and most important thing to remember in choosing an education in the visual arts is that artmaking is a special kind of learning experience. In addition to considering academic standards, extracurricular activities, housing, costs, and financial aid, there are other things to think about. Of particular concern to art students should be the faculty, facilities, and equipment, proximity to museums, galleries, and other cultural resources. We urge you to thoroughly read about the art colleges in which you think you are interested. Try your best to visit them. Get a feel of the college before you make your final decision. Investigate its accreditation and transferability of credits, and be sure you understand its degree offerings and majors. Get as much information as you can so that you can choose a supportive and stimulating environment that is right for you.


We look forward to reviewing your work. We are interested in your development, and will endeavor to provide you with the information necessary for you to make the right choice for the next important step in your education.




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