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Admissions . National Portfolio Day 

National Portfolio Day

It’s time to show off what you’ve been doing for the past few years! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a review of your portfolio before applying to colleges or universities.


Student receiving portfolio feedback

CIA Admissions representatives will be attending these in-person events:

2023-24 ScheduleCity
Sunday, September 16 Baltimore
Saturday, September 17 Washington DC
Saturday, September 24 Atlanta
Saturday, September 30 Houston
Saturday, September 30 Indianapolis
Sunday, October 1 Dallas
Sunday, October 1 Cincinnati
Saturday, October 7 New York City
Sunday, October 8 Minneapolis
Saturday, October 14 Milwaukee
Saturday, October 14 Richmond
Sunday, October 15 Chicago
Saturday, October 21 Columbus
Sunday, October 22 Grand Rapids
Saturday, October 28 Boston
Sunday, October 29 Hartford
Sunday, October 29 Phildadelphia
Wednesday, November 1 Montreal
Saturday, November 4 Toronto
Sunday, November 5 Rochester
Saturday, November 11 San Diego
Sunday, November 12 Los Angeles
Sunday, November 19 San Francisco
Saturday, December 2 London
Sunday, December 3 Paris
Wednesday, December 6 Florence
Saturday, December 9 Doha Qatar
Sunday, December 10 Istanbul
Saturday, January 20 Miami
Sunday, January 21 Sarasota


CIA Admissions representatives will be attending the following virtual events:

 Virtual Dates    
September 10 October 27 December 3 January 7


Click HERE to view the entire 2023-24 National Portfolio Day schedule.

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.

For more information:

216.421.7418 | Contact

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