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National Portfolio Day in Baltimore

Hosted by MICA

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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. 

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)

2016 Attending Colleges and Universities

Please check back in early August for a complete list of attending colleges and universities.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Call 410/225-2222 or email

This page was last updated on 05/31/2016.