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National Portfolio Day at CIA

CIA will be hosting the Cleveland National Portfolio Day on Sunday,
October 6, 2013, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

What is National Portfolio Day?

National Portfolio Day is your chance to explore the nation’s best colleges of art and design-all in one place. Representatives from schools around the country will gather in Cleveland to review your artwork, discuss their programs, and answer questions about creative careers.

Whether you’re in high school or transferring from another college, you’re invited to join us. We encourage parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to attend as well. No reservations are required.

At the event we urge you to discuss the work with as many representatives as possible. You’ll hear many different opinions of your work. Don’t hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. And don’t be discouraged if you see work that you think is better than yours.

A National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have seen so many people in one place who all share your commitment to the arts. The experience is a small taste of what a professional art program can be like.

Your Portfolio

Your portfolio should include the best work you are making now; but it can also include work in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets, such as printed proof
of your work. Do not spend an inordinate amount of time matting or framing your work, or worrying about presentation. The work itself is what is of interest.

Whenever possible you should bring your original artwork. If you bring digital media or work that is time-based, such as video, animation, or performance, it is
your responsibility to ensure that the work can be viewed. You may choose to bring your own device (laptop, iPad, or other tablet) to show your work. Be advised however, that you will not have access to an electrical outlet.

Schools in Attendance:

Alfred University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University, School of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Corcoran College of Art & Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris
Lawrence Tech
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Monsterrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
Otis College of Art & Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Working on Your Portfolio?

Working on Your Portfolio?

CIA's Portfolio Tips video demonstrates how to photograph your work.

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