Admission Resources

    National Portfolio Days provide opportunities for students who are interested in studying art or design in college to meet with representatives from art colleges and university-based art programs from throughout North America. All participating institutions are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). National Portfolio Days are held in major cities each academic year, on weekends beginning in September and ending in January. All are free and open to the public.

    For more information about National Portfolio Days, including a yearly schedule and specific event information, please visit

    The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design is a consortium of 40 art and design colleges located in the U.S. and Canada. Visit for detailed information about how to choose an art college, how to apply, and further tips on portfolio preparation.

    The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is an accrediting agency that establishes standards for art and design degrees at the college level. Visit for information on preparing for education in the visual arts, selecting a college, financial aid
    opportunities, etc.