National Portfolio Day


Come meet us on National Portfolio Day!

NPD is a free event for students who wish to pursue an education in Art and/or Design. Get one-to-one feedback from York University faculty, helping you prepare and perfect your portfolio and get ready for the future. Certificates will be awarded exempting exceptional portfolios from the supplemental portfolio admission requirement should you apply to our Visual Arts and/or Design programs.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Portfolio Reviews

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wilson School of Design at KPU
5600 Kwantlen Street
Richmond, British Columbia V6X 2X9 Canada

More chances to be reviewed:

Fall Campus Day
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12–2:30 p.m.
York University 4700 Keele St,
Toronto, ON

Portfolio Tips

Edit, edit, edit! Curate your portfolio to the best and most recent work.
Start and end with key pieces.
Bring your own computer or tablet to showcase your strengths in non-traditional media.
Be confident and tell your story! Follow a story structure to get them engaged in your work.
Don’t forget to ask questions! That way you get a better sense of the program and if it’s the right fit for you.
Plan to have different portfolios for different programs.
Show Diversity! Include a variety of work as many schools have interdisciplinary focus.
Show the process! They want to see how you think and develop ideas.
Sketchbooks are key! Sketches show research, inspiration and thought process.
Practice makes perfect! Present your portfolio to your family and friends so you’re polished when you see the professors!

Tips for the Day

Bring snacks, dress in layers and wear comfy shoes.
Arrive early as this is a popular event.
Try to meet with your top 3 choices first as there will not be enough time to meet all the schools.
If your portfolio rocks, we will waive your portfolio evaluation admission requirement.
If your portfolio needs improvements then it’s great to find out early at National Portfolio Day.