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2018 Vancouver National Portfolio Day

Save the Date

Saturday December 1, 2018

Bring your portfolio. We want to see your work. Meet one on one with top art and design colleges and universities.

New Event Address

Wilson School of Design

Wilson School of Design at KPU
5600 Kwantlen Street
Richmond, British Columbia

The Wilson School of Design at KPU is situated in Richmond, BC, only minutes from downtown Vancouver. We are located within easy access of bus service as well as only steps away from the Skytrain (Lansdowne Station).

Event Date & Time

Saturday December 1st

11:00am - 3:00pm

New Location for 2018

The Wilson School of Design at KPU is thrilled to be hosting the 2018 Vancouver National Portfolio Day, with thanks to Emily Carr University for hosting this event for the last 20+ years.

We are proud to host the 2018 Vancouver National Portfolio Day event in our newly constructed building, situated adjacent to the existing KPU Richmond Campus.

What is National Portfolio Day?

National Portfolio Day is an annual event, held in multiple locations across the United States and Canada, produced specifically for emerging visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in art and design to meet one on one with professional representatives from colleges and universities who are accredited.

The event is a unique opportunity to meet individually with professionals who can provide valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio of work (i.e.: artwork, sketches, designs and creative materials) additionally, you will have the chance to discuss the specific school's programs and get answers to questions about professional careers in art and design. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

What is the National Portfolio Day Association?

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The association consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind and the membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

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