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National Portfolio Day in Baltimore

Hosted by MICA

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Baltimore National Portfolio Day is an opportunity for high school students interested in freshman admission and college students interested in transfer admission to meet representatives from 53 of the nation's 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 MICA's campus 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.

To Pre-register for the Baltimore National Portfolio Day, go to

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 53 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. 


9:00 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)

53 Colleges and Universities will be attending the 2016 Baltimore National Portfolio Day.

Visit for a digital list of majors and concentrations for all colleges participating in the Baltimore National Portfolio Day.

Alfred University, School of Art and Design
Arcadia University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
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
The Cooper Union School of Art
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University
Delaware College of Art and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
George Mason University School of Art
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
Kansas City Art Institute
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
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art & Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Pratt Institute
PrattMWP College of Art and Design
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 Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
The University of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
West Virginia University

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

This page was last updated on 10/28/2016.