National Portfolio Day


Meet professionals from art and design schools from across North America

 
DateSunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

An education in art and design is a special learning experience. National Portfolio Day is your opportunity to meet professionals from some of the finest design and visual arts schools in North America. It’s not a competition, and no offers of admission will be made. Bring your portfolio containing no more than 15 pieces of your best work - and have it critiqued for potential admission to the art or design school of your choice.

What should you bring?
Include a variety of finished pieces in your portfolio that demonstrate your ability to work with a wide range of techniques, materials and subject matter. Drawings may be from direct observation, such as figure drawings, still life, interiors and landscapes. Work can use coloured pencils, pastels, watercolours, oil, acrylics, marker pens, collages, etc. In addition to finished pieces, your portfolio may include works in progress. Include a sketchbook to demonstrate your creative process and work habits (e.g., a creative journal that shows the development of particular work in your portfolio). Do not matt or frame your work, or worry about the presentation. The work itself is what is of interest.

No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at National Portfolio Days.

Colleges and Universities attending OCAD's National Portfolio Day:
Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary AB
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA
California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus OH
Concordia University - Faculty of Fine Arts, Montreal QC
Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver BC
FIDM/the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles CA
Hartwick College, Oneonta NY
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids MI
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA
New York School of Interior Design, New York NY
NSCAD University, Halifax NS
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto ON
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA
Parsons Paris School of Art + Design, Paris France
Parsons the New School for Design, New York NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
PrattMWP, Utica NY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville ON
Syracuse University - College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse NY
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
York University - Faculty of Fine Arts, Toronto ON
York University/Sheridan College joint program in Design, Toronto ON

Representatives from OCAD will attend the following National Portfolio Day events:
Sunday October 26, 2008 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Sunday October 26, 2008 at Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Saturday November 1, 2008 at Kendall College of Art & Design
Sunday November 9, 2008 at The Art Institute of Boston
Saturday November 15, 2008 at Pratt Institute
Sunday November 16, 2008 at Purchase College
Saturday December 6, 2008 at Emily Carr University

For more information about the National Portfolio Day Association please visit their website.

DateSunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

An education in art and design is a special learning experience. National Portfolio Day is your opportunity to meet professionals from some of the finest design and visual arts schools in North America. It’s not a competition, and no offers of admission will be made. Bring your portfolio containing no more than 15 pieces of your best work - and have it critiqued for potential admission to the art or design school of your choice.

What should you bring?
Include a variety of finished pieces in your portfolio that demonstrate your ability to work with a wide range of techniques, materials and subject matter. Drawings may be from direct observation, such as figure drawings, still life, interiors and landscapes. Work can use coloured pencils, pastels, watercolours, oil, acrylics, marker pens, collages, etc. In addition to finished pieces, your portfolio may include works in progress. Include a sketchbook to demonstrate your creative process and work habits (e.g., a creative journal that shows the development of particular work in your portfolio). Do not matt or frame your work, or worry about the presentation. The work itself is what is of interest.

No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at National Portfolio Days.

Colleges and Universities attending OCAD's National Portfolio Day:
Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary AB
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA
California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus OH
Concordia University - Faculty of Fine Arts, Montreal QC
Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver BC
FIDM/the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles CA
Hartwick College, Oneonta NY
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids MI
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA
New York School of Interior Design, New York NY
NSCAD University, Halifax NS
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto ON
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA
Parsons Paris School of Art + Design, Paris France
Parsons the New School for Design, New York NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
PrattMWP, Utica NY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville ON
Syracuse University - College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse NY
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
York University - Faculty of Fine Arts, Toronto ON
York University/Sheridan College joint program in Design, Toronto ON

Representatives from OCAD will attend the following National Portfolio Day events:
Sunday October 26, 2008 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Sunday October 26, 2008 at Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Saturday November 1, 2008 at Kendall College of Art & Design
Sunday November 9, 2008 at The Art Institute of Boston
Saturday November 15, 2008 at Pratt Institute
Sunday November 16, 2008 at Purchase College
Saturday December 6, 2008 at Emily Carr University

For more information about the National Portfolio Day Association please visit their website.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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