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 2019 National Portfolio Day:

Alfred University School of Art and Design
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Delaware College of Art and Design
Drexel University
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
George Mason University School of Art
James Madison University
Kansas City Art Institute
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Miami University
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Design at the New School
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rochester Institute of Technology College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts
The Cooper Union
Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art
West Virginia University

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