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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 2017-18 are listed below. Come meet with a member of Admissions in a city near you! 


Date City, State Event
9/23/2017 Denver, CO Denver National Portfolio Day
9/24/2017 Atlanta, GA Atlanta National Portfolio Day
9/30/2017 Austin, TX Austin National Portfolio Day
10/1/2017 Dallas, TX Dallas National Portfolio Day
10/7/2017 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati National Portfolio Day
10/8/2017 Cleveland, OH Cleveland National Portfolio Day
10/8/2017 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis National Portfolio Day
10/14/2017 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee National Portfolio Day
10/15/2017 Chicago, IL Chicago National Portfolio Day
10/15/2017 Nashville, TN Nashville National Portfolio Day
10/21/2017 Hartford, CT Hartford National Portfolio Day
10/21/2017 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles National Portfolio Day
10/22/2017 Boston, MA Boston National Portfolio Day
10/28/2017 Richmond, VA Richmond National Portfolio Day
10/29/2017 Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids National Portfolio Day
11/4/2017 Toronto, ON Toronto National Portfolio Day
11/5/2017 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia National Portfolio Day
11/5/2017 Rochester, NY Rochester National Portfolio Day
11/11/2017 Charlotte, NC Charlotte National Portfolio Day
11/12/2017 New York, NY NYC National Portfolio Day
11/18/2017 Washington, DC Washington National Portfolio Day
11/19/2017 Baltimore, MD Baltimore National Portfolio Day
12/2/2017 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix National Portfolio Day
12/2/2017 Vancouver, BC Vancouver National Portfolio Day
12/3/2017 Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque National Portfolio Day
1/6/2018 Seattle, WA Seattle National Portfolio Day
1/7/2018 Portland, OR Portland National Portfolio Day
1/13/2018 San Diego, CA San Diego National Portfolio Day
1/14/2018 San Francisco, CA San Francisco National Portfolio Day
1/20/2018 Miami, FL Miami National Portfolio Day
1/21/2018 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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