Undergraduate Admissions Events

There are many opportunities to meet with a representative from MassArt both on-campus and at events throughout the country. Learn about MassArt's academic programs, get details on the application process, and put a face to a name. In addition to the on-campus events, portfolio days, and college fairs listed here, MassArt representatives also attend high school fairs, transfer fairs, and conferences throughout the year. Please contact Admissions to learn more about when we may be in your area.

Prospective students are also encouraged to take advantage of MassArt's public events and exhibitions. Visit the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, attend

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Campus Tours and Portfolio Reviews

  • Campus tours include an information session led by an admissions counselor and a facilities tour led by students. Learn more and register.
  • Portfolio reviews are conducted in the admissions office by appointment during business hours. Reviews are informal and have no bearing on the admission decisions. Students are encouraged to bring original work whenever possible. Sketchbooks, work-in-progress, and work saved digitally are also acceptable for review. Transfer students are encouraged to bring a copy of their transcript.

    To schedule a portfolio review, please call (617) 879-7222.

National Portfolio Days

Visit a representative from MassArt at select National Portfolio Days throughout the country. National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public; no registration necessary. 

Representatives from MassArt will be in attendance at the following NPD events. For the full National Portfolio Day schedule, tips on what to bring, and location details, please visit the National Portfolio Day Association website

Event Date Event City
Sunday, Sept. 25 Atlanta, GA
Saturday, Oct. 1 Houston, TX
Sunday, Oct. 2 Dallas, TX
Saturday, Oct. 15 Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, Oct. 16 Chicago, IL
Saturday, Oct. 22 Kansas City, MO
Sunday, Oct. 23 St. Louis, MO
Sunday, Oct. 23 San Diego, CA
Sunday, Oct. 23 Syracuse, NY
Saturday, Oct. 29 Richmond, VA
Saturday, Oct. 29 Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, Nov. 5 Boston, MA
Sundau, Nov. 6 Hartford, CT
Saturday, Nov. 12 Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, Nov. 13 New York, NY
Saturday, Nov. 19 Washington, D.C.
Sunday, Nov. 20 Baltimore, MD
Saturday, Jan. 7 Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan. 8 Portland, OR
Saturday, Jan. 14 New Orleans, LA
Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco, CA
Sunday, Jan. 15 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 21 Miami, FL
Sunday, Jan 22 Sarasota, FL


Graduate Portfolio Days
The following events are for prospective graduate students only. Learn more.

Event Date Event City Event Location Event Location
Saturday, Oct. 22 San Francisco, CA 12-4 pm California College of the Arts
Sunday, Oct. 30 New York, NY 12-4 pm Parsons School of Design
Saturday, Nov. 5 Chicago, IL 10 am - 2pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Boston National Portfolio Day

MassArt will host Boston National Portfolio Day at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 12-4 p.m. Learn more.

Regional Portfolio Days

MassArt may be visiting your area! We will be in attendance at the following regional portfolio days. Please visit the host institution's website for complete details.

Date Time City, State Event Name Host Institution
Mon. Oct. 17 2-5pm Chicago, IL ChiArts Portfolio Day ChiArts
Tues. Oct. 18 3-7pm Ridgefield, CT Aldrich Portfolio Day Aldrich Museum
Thurs. Oct. 20 6-9pm Huntington, NY Heckscher Portfolio Day Heckscher Museum of Art
Mon. Oct. 31 10am-6pm Interlochen, MI Interlochen Portfolio Day Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thurs. Nov. 3 TBD Greenfield, MA Greenfield Community College Portfolio Day Greenfield Community College
Fri. Nov. 4 4-8pm Poughkeepsie, NY Mill Street Loft Portfolio Day Mill Street Loft
Fri. Nov. 11 10am - 5pm Huntington, NY Huntington Portfolio Day Huntington Fine Arts

College Fairs (NEACAC & NACAC)

A MassArt representative will be in attendance at the following college fairs sponsored by the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Date Time City, State Event Name Location
Wed. Sept 28 9-11am Gardener, MA NEACAC Fair Mt. Wachusett Community College
Sun. Oct 2 2-4pm Worcester, MA NEACAC Fair Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Tues. Oct 18 9am-12pm & 6-8pm New Orleans, LA NACAC New Orleans Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center
Wed. Oct 19 6-9pm New York, NY NACAC Performing Visual Arts Fair NYC Javits Center
Thurs. Oct 27 7-9pm Boston, MA NACAC Performing Visual Arts Fair Boston Boston University: Fuller Building