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NSCAD University hosts winter Portfolio Day

Prospective students from across Nova Scotia and parts of Canada will gather at NSCAD University on Saturday, February 15, 2020, for the school’s winter Portfolio Day.
Portfolio Day is a great opportunity to visit NSCAD’s campuses, tour the facilities, and learn more about the historic art school’s programs.  Interested prospective students are encouraged to bring their art work, or simply their questions and ideas. All are welcome.

“NSCAD offers a unique environment, where all kinds of students can thrive and build successful careers in the creative industries. Twice a year, we welcome prospective students and members of the community inside NSCAD classrooms and studios on Portfolio Day to give them a taste of what life is like at our university,” said James Barmby, Associate Vice-President, Student Experience and Registrar, NSCAD University. “Whether you’re a student who’s almost completed high school, or you’re looking to add new skills or even change careers – there’s something for everyone at NSCAD.”

Portfolio Day begins with a tour of NSCAD’s Fountain Campus, followed by visits to the Academy and Port Campuses, respectively. A presentation on admissions procedures and what to expect at NSCAD is also included. Portfolio reviews will also take place throughout the afternoon.

“Portfolio Day gives you a chance to shine a spotlight on your creative potential, while receiving advice from professionals who want to help you succeed,” said Terry Bailey, Director, Admissions and Enrolment Services. “Our recruiters will be on hand to answer any questions. We also have a Q&A session for students and parents and an opportunity to tour the facilities and see what we do.”

Registration for Portfolio Day is still open, and participants can sign up by visiting my.nscad.ca. For more information, email admissions@nscad.ca or call 902-494-8259.