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National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days are scheduled throughout the United States and Canada at various art schools and colleges. Pratt also attends several regional portfolio days. Our 2024 National Portfolio Days will be released in early fall 2024. Visit the National Portfolio Day (NPD) website for details, including the location of each NPD event.

Portfolio days are specifically for prospective first-year and transfer students to receive feedback on visual portfolios. Please plan to show 10 to 15 pieces of original work including sketchpads if available. You may bring work in any medium including clothing, jewelry and sculpture if you can carry it. Most schools will ask to see work from observation, so make sure you bring enough of a selection. 


While Pratt does not attend graduate national portfolio days, we encourage you to reach out to our academic department chairs with any questions you might have about their departmental requirements. Or, you may email with inquiries.

Pathways to Pratt Information Sessions

Pathways to Pratt is for prospective students, as well as the families, teachers and community-based organizations who support them.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, designer, or architect, Pathways to Pratt offers a comprehensive overview of the institute’s offerings and its commitment to fostering innovation and creativity.

You’ll receive essential details about the application process, financial aid options, and life at Pratt. Admissions counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on how to present your best self through your application. The session will also provide insights into the Pratt community, its collaborative environment, and the opportunities for personal and artistic growth that await you.

Our fall/winter schedule for 2024 will be released in early fall.