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National Portfolio Day in Baltimore

Hosted by MICA

Sunday, November 24, 2013

National Portfolio Day is an opportunity to meet the representatives from more than 50 of the nations leading art colleges and universities.

All participating institutions are National Portfolio Day Association members and offer professional programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives from these institutions will travel to Maryland Institute College of Art to review your artwork, discuss your educational and professional goals, and share information on art programs, careers, admissions and financial aid. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration to attend the event is not required.

MICA Open House: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come early and participate in our Open House, which includes student guided tours of campus and a panel discussion, The Development of an Artist: What One Gains/ Where it leads.

National Portfolio Day: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring your portfolio of work and meet with representatives from some of this 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.


9:30 am: Registration for morning programs and afternoon portfolio reviews Register at Brown Center (Mt. Royal Ave. & W. Lanvale St.). Park at Mount Royal Station Building (Mount Royal Ave. & Cathedral St.)

10:00 am: Panel Discussion - The Development of an Artist: What One Gains... Where it Leads. (Falvey Hall, Brown Center) A candid discussion addressing parent and student questions about residential life; financing a college education; career opportunities and job placement; and professional and personal growth through an art education. Moderator: Fred Lazarus, President, Maryland Institute College of Art. Panelists: Ray Allen Provost, Academic Affairs; J. Davidson Porter, Vice President for Student Affairs; and Diane Prengaman, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid.

11:00 am: Student-Guided Tours of our Studios, Facilities, and Residential Halls (Tours begin at Brown Center) The best way to get a full picture of how MICA addresses the special educational needs of an artist is by seeing for yourself what a community of artists is all about, talking with our students, and exploring our facilities.

12:00 pm: Lunch (Meyerhoff Dining Hall, Meyerhoff House) Lunch tickets may be purchased during the morning registration at Brown Center or in Meyerhoff House at lunchtime.

12:30 pm: Portfolio Review Registration (Bunting Center, Main Building, and Fox Building) If you register early in the day, registration is not required at this time.

1:00 - 5:00 pm: Portfolio Reviews by College Representatives (Bunting Center, Main Building and Fox Building)

2013 Attending Colleges and Universities

Alfred University
Arcadia University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Center College of Design
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Center for Art and Design The College of Saint Rose
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Corcoran College of Art and Design
Delaware College of Art and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Paris College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Univ. of Michigan
Pratt Institute
Purchase College, SUNY:  School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The Cooper Union School of Art
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in Saint Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film


For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Call toll-free 877-648-MICA or email