Western Canada’s largest portfolio day returns to KPU

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Aspiring artists and designers will have a chance to showcase their work to top schools from across North America, France and Britain at National Portfolio Day hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design.

The event is an opportunity for students thinking about pursuing a post-secondary education in art or design to meet one-on-one with professionals from some of the best schools in the world. Reviewers provide valuable feedback and guidance on students’ portfolios and provide insights into admissions information and program offerings. This is Western Canada’s largest portfolio event with just over 1,000 people attending last year.

“We are honoured to once again host this year’s 2019 National Portfolio Day event,” says Andhra Goundrey, interim dean of the Wilson School of Design. “We know that applying to art or design schools can be a daunting experience for many students, and we’re happy to be able to open our doors and welcome over 30 prestigious universities and colleges from across North America and Europe to help with the portfolio process.”

There are 34 schools participating, including the Wilson School of Design and the Faculty of Arts at KPU. Parsons School of Design in New York, University of Arts London, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Paris College of Art are just some of the schools attending. 

“Having the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with reviewers helps students to present themselves and their talents in the best possible way. We are grateful to have the opportunity to play a positive role in guiding the next generations of designers and artists to pursue their dreams”, says Goundrey.

National Portfolio Day takes place Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at KPU Richmond and it is a free event. To register or for more information including a list of schools participating this year, visit kpu.ca/2019NationalPortfolioDay.