Portfolio Day on Feb. 22 is a chance to find out more about NSCAD
February 13, 2014

Interested in expanding your creative horizons by attending NSCAD University?

Applying to a visual arts university is a little bit different than applying to other universities because students have to submit a portfolio of their creative work.

But preparing a portfolio needn't be intimidating or a hindrance to getting into the art school of your choice as long as it is approached in a thoughtful manner. Admissions staff members at NSCAD University are eager to answer questions on how to prepare a portfolio—a key element of the application process.

“Portfolio Day is really a wonderful opportunity to meet faculty and experience our campuses,” says Ruby Boutilier, recruitment coordinator with NSCAD’s Office of Admissions. “You’ll get a great feel for the place and get a sense that this is where your future may take you.”

NSCAD is holding Portfolio Day on Saturday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prospective students and their parents can visit NSCAD’s campuses, learn about programs, see the facilities and talk to current students and faculty. Guidance counselors, principals and art teachers are also welcome.

Students who have artwork should bring it along. In the afternoon, there’s a chance to sit down with admission staff members and faculty to discuss their interests, hear feedback on their work and get tips on preparing that all-important portfolio. “You’ll learn how to see your work objectively and to choose the pieces that best showcase your talent and range,” adds Ms. Boutilier.

Let us know you’ll be coming by registering online. Register online or call Crystal Bona, admissions coordinator, at 902-494-8259.