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Purchase College Hosts National Portfolio Day November 16

Date Released: 11/12/2008

Purchase College will host National Portfolio Day on Sunday, November 16 from 9 AM to 4 PM for high school students who wish to pursue careers and an education in the visual and related arts.

Representatives from 55 institutions offering professional programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design will be on the campus meeting from noon until 4 PM with students in various buildings. Over 2,000 students expected to attend.

The College has been designated to represent the New York area at this Portfolio Review Day for high school students, an annual event held on college campuses throughout the country.

The institutions represented range from independent art schools such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons, FIT, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California College of the Arts, and multi-purpose institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University.

Portfolio Review Day provides an opportunity for aspiring artists to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. These representatives will review student portfolios, offer critiques, speak with prospective students, and answer questions about programs in the arts and career options for artists. One of the many goals of the day is to further the development of young artists via feedback from representatives from esteemed colleges all over North America. The representatives will also discuss their degree programs. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

The schedule of events at Purchase College is:

9 AM - School of Art+Design Building Tour
             or Purchase College Campus Tour

10 AM - School of Art+Design Building Tour
               Purchase College Campus Tour
               or "Finance Your Education" Panel Discussion/Q&A

11 AM - School of Art+Design Building Tour
               Purchase College Campus Tour
              or Purchase College School of Art+Design Student/Staff Panel 

12 PM - 4 PM
Portfolio review sessions take place in the Visual Arts Building, Durst Family Humanities Building, Campus Center South, and the Student Services Building.

Participating Institutions include:
Academy of Art University; Alfred University, School of Art & Design, NYSCC; Arcadia University; The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; California College of the Arts; Center for Art and Design at the College of Saint Rose; The Cleveland Institute of Art; College for Creative Sciences; Columbus College of Art & Design; The Cooper Union School of Art; Corcoran College of Art + Design; Delaware College of Art & Design; Fashion Institute of Technology; FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Kansas City Art Institute; Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University; The Design Center at Lawrence Tech; Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts; Maine College of Art; Maryland Institute College of Art; Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Mercy College, Computer Arts + Design Program; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Montclair State University; Montserrat College of Art; Moore College of Art & Design; Mount Ida College, School of Art & Design; New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University; New Hampshire Institute of Art; Ontario College of Art & Design; Pacific Northwest College of Art; Parsons The New School for Design; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Pratt Institute; Pratt MWP; Purchase College, SUNY School of Art+Design; Ringling College of Art and Design; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rocky Mountain College of Art+Design; Rowan University, College of Fine & Performing Arts; San Francisco Art Institute; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; School of Visual Arts; St. John's University; Syracuse University's College of Visual & Performing Arts; University of Bridgeport; The University of the Arts; VCUarts; and Washington University College of Art.