Have You Portfolio Reviewed at National Portfolio Day


Every year, the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) hosts free events, typically in person, across Canada, the US, and Europe. This year, the NPDA has moved all events online due to the global pandemic. However, students applying to undergraduate programs in art or design who will be required to submit portfolios are in luck as there are still a few events left!

What happens at National Portfolio Day events?

During the events, students will log onto an online platform where they’ll have a chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from universities and colleges to receive feedback on their portfolio prior to submission. Often, these meetings last 10-15 minutes.

This year, there are over 95 different post-secondary institutions participating in NPDA events. Representatives will not only give you advice about your portfolio, but they will also answer any questions you have about areas of study, scholarships, and financial aid.

How do I prepare for National Portfolio Day events?

First, you’ll need to register for the event that you wish to attend. Then, it’s suggested that students prepare a range of their work, anywhere from 10 to 12 pieces. Not all works need to be finished as often schools will be interested to learn more about your process. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to upload your portfolio as a pdf.

Where can I learn more about National Portfolio Day events?

Students interested in learning more about these events can check out the NPDA’s website here where they can learn more about what to expect, when these events take place, and how to register.

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