9am – noon:

VCU Open House, featuring campus tours and information sessions (More information available here.) 


Portfolio review sign-in begins. Advance registration is not required.
Please register outside of either the Fine Arts Building or the Depot when you arrive. Entrance will be permitted once the event starts at 1:00pm. If rain is in the forecast, you may want to bring an umbrella.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Portfolio Reviews by College Representatives
Fine Arts Building, 1000 West Broad Street & the Depot, 814 West Broad Street
Bring your portfolio and work and meet with representatives from some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. You will receive counseling on the strengths that they see in your work. The purpose of a portfolio review is to guide and encourage your development as an artist and to offer information about the programs of study available at the participating institutions. Students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend.

Representatives from the following schools will be available at the 2018 National Portfolio Day:

At the Fine Arts Building, 1000 West Broad Street:

Art Academy of Cincinnati
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
Columbus College of Art & Design
Delaware College of Art and Design
Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
George Mason University School of Art
Maine College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Otis College of Art and Design
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Ringling College of Art and Design
SMFA at Tufts University
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Watkins College of Art Design & Film

At the Depot, 814 West Broad Street:

Alfred University School of Art and Design
Hartford Art School University of Hartford
James Madison University
Kansas City Art Institute
Maryland Institute College of Art
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art & Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Tyler School of Art Temple University


For more information, contact the VCUarts Admissions Office:
(866) 534-3201 (toll free)
(804) VCU-ARTS / (804) 828-2787