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SVA will be traveling across the country starting in the fall to select National Portfolio Day Events. Meeting with an SVA representative is a great way to get feedback on your portfolio and find out more information about our programs.

Cities and dates for 2018-19 are listed below. Come meet with a member of Admissions in a city near you! 

Date City, State Event
09/22/18 Denver, CO Denver National Portfolio Day
09/29/18 Dallas, TX Dallas National Portfolio Day
09/30/18 The Woodlands, TX Houston National Portfolio Day
10/06/18 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati National Portfolio Day
10/07/18 Columbus, OH Columbus National Portfolio Day
10/07/18 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis National Portfolio Day
10/20/18 San Diego, CA San Diego National Portfolio Day
10/13/18 Nashville, TN Nashville National Portfolio Day
10/13/18 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee National Portfolio Day
10/14/18 Chicago, IL Chicago National Portfolio Day
10/20/18 Hartford, CT Hartford National Portfolio Day
10/21/18 Boston, MA Boston National Portfolio Day
10/27/18 Richmond, VA Richmond National Portfolio Day
10/28/18 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor National Portfolio Day
11/03/18 Toronto, ON Toronto National Portfolio Day
11/04/18 Syracuse, NY Syracuse National Portfolio Day
11/04/18 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia National Portfolio Day
11/10/18 New York, NY NYC National Portfolio Day

11/17/18

11/17/18

Washington, DC

Paris, FRANCE

Wash DC National Portfolio Day

Paris National Portfolio Day

11/18/18 Baltimore, MD Baltimore National Portfolio Day
11/17/18 Atlanta, GA Atlanta National Portfolio Day
11/18/18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte National Portfolio Day
12/01/18 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix National Portfolio Day
12/02/18 Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque National Portfolio Day
12/01/18 Vancouver, BC Vancouver National Portfolio Day
01/05/19 Seattle, WA Seattle National Portfolio Day
01/06/19 Portland, OR Portland National Portfolio Day
01/12/19 San Francisco, CA San Francisco National Portfolio Day
01/13/18 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles National Portfolio Day
01/19/19 New Orleans, LA New Orleans National Portfolio Day
01/26/19 Miami, FL Miami National Portfolio Day
01/27/19 Sarasota, FL Sarasota National Portfolio Day


If you will be in the NYC area, you can always schedule a portfolio review in our office. Go to 
sva.edu/visit to schedule an appointment or campus tour. 

Visit the National Portfolio Day Association website for more information about Portfolio Day.

What to Bring

The SVA portfolio review is a great opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your work before you submit your official portfolio submission with your application. We will review finished work as well as works in progress or your sketchbook. We will give you an informative critique of your work, as well as discuss with you how your work aligns with various majors at SVA to help you edit and curate your portfolio for admission and scholarship consideration. 

SVA will review your work in any format:

  • Prints
  • Original drawings/paintings
  • Sketchbooks
  • Digital images/video on a tablet or laptop

Work that is large in scale or fragile is best shown through photographic documentation. Don’t risk damaging your work by bringing it to the event.

We will try and look at as much of your work as possible in the amount of time we have, however we recommend that you have your top 15-20 pieces tagged for easy access. We recommend showing us recent work or pieces that you feel best represent your technical and creative ability.

Make sure your devices are fully charged before the event. Do not rely on an internet connection to access your work.

Even if you don’t feel like you have a full portfolio of work to show, you can still meet with an Admissions representative to ask questions and get info on our undergraduate programs.

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