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National Portfolio Day at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)

I spent a beautiful fall day at recently at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, located in Lakewood, Colorado.  The occasion was National Portfolio Day.  Budding young artists attend one of about 50 portfolio events around the country in order to receive some critical feedback on their portfolios before they are submitted to colleges of art and design for admission and scholarhips.


Hundreds of high school students–and others–aspiring toward a career in art and design descended upon RMCAD to show their artwork to 33 different art schools.  I interviewed Liz Dietz, who explained a bit about what to expect at National Portfolio Day.




Aspiring artists will want to take advantage of the opportunity for lots of free advice on how to present themselves and their work in the best way possible.  Colleges of art and design are glad to share their experience and expertise with you–in large part because it gives them the chance to review your work, too, and to convince you that their school is best suited to your needs.


So don’t hesitate to participate in National Portfolio Day!


Mark Montgomery

College Counselor



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  1. […] Most students interested in admission to a school of art and design participate in one of nearly 50 different National Portfolio Day events around the country.  Admissions officers from accredited art schools gather to meet with students and offer advice and constructive criticism on how to construct their portfolios.  Admissions officers also get an opportunity to meet with potential recruits and tell them about their school.  Students also have an opportunity to learn more about the programs and schools that may interest them.  (For see my post about National Portfolio Day here). […]

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