Want to check out PCA&D and show us your portfolio? National Portfolio Day locations for your calendar

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will have representatives at seven October and November National Portfolio Day events. Below is a calendar of those portfolio reviews, listings of staff who will be present, and some tips for what to expect.

Prospective students are encouraged to take advantage of these free events, which allow them to ask questions about the College and its offerings, and allow the College to provide valuable portfolio feedback and guidance before submission and application. PCA&D will accept the onsite portfolio reviews as the visual portion of prospective students’ applications.


Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-5 pm

Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University, The Depot, 814 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Admissions Staff Member: Rebecca Adey

Saturday, Oct. 12, Noon to 4 pm

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117

Admissions Staff Member: Jenn Renko

Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-5 pm 

New York City

Jacob Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave., New York, NY 10001

Admissions Staff Member: Julya Nichols; Faculty: Eric Weeks (Photography), Johan Klingler (Digital Media), Jeremy Waak (Foundation).

Sunday, Oct. 27, Noon to 4 pm 


Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Admissions Staff Member: Osymn Oree; Faculty: Christina Hess (Illustration), William Mammarella (Fine Art), Pam Barby (Graphic Design).

Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-5 pm 

Washington, D.C.

George Mason University Art & Design Building, 4515 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030

Admissions Staff Member: Osymn Oree; Faculty:Jon Di Venti (Digital Media), Aaron Thompson (Foundation).

Sunday, Nov. 3, 1-5 pm

Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Admissions Staff Member: Rebecca Adey; Faculty: Robert Young (Illustration), Maria Cummings-Miller (Graphic Design/Illustration).

Sunday, Nov. 17, Noon to 4 pm

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Admissions Staff Member: Jenn Renko.

Your portfolio of visual artwork should include your best and most recent work, but it also can include works in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets. Bring no more than 15 works, and don’t hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them.

Your portfolio can be presented as original work or on screen, but make note WiFi may not be available at alllocations. Students who are not prepared to show a portfolio may attend to gather information from college/university representatives.

For information, visit nationalportfolioday.org.