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Reviewing Your Portfolio

Reviewing Your Portfolio

We strongly recommend a personal portfolio review and campus visit as part of the decision-making process. An individual review, interview, and tour with an Admission Coordinator at Hartford Art School is offered Monday-Friday, and during University Preview Days and special Hartford Art School events. Contact the Hartford Art School Office of Admission at 860.768.4393 for available dates and appointments.

Portfolios also may be shown to Hartford Art School representatives at National Portfolio Days, sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA), or at regional portfolio days or high school visits. These events are free and open to the public. Please review the calendar below to find Hartford Art School at a portfolio day near you! To read more about the National Portfolio Day Association, visit National Portfolio Day.

Applicants also may submit their portfolio online to SlideRoom.

Your portfolio should contain 10-15 examples of your best work from the last two years. Choose work that shows breadth and depth of your art and highlights your ideas and conceptual abilities, as well as your technical skills, in any media. Show us what you believe are your strengths and interests. Experimentation, risk-taking, and innovation are all the ingredients you need. Mix those together with skill-building, craft, and technique. Put it all together with intention.


Hartford Art School Admission
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

University of Hartford Admission and Financial Assistance
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
800.947.4303 or 860.768.4296

2016 - 2017  Hartford Art School Events


Sun 25Atlanta, GA National Portfolio Day, Host: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center


Sat. 1Montclair Art Museum Portfolio Day, Montclair, N.J.
Sun. 2University of Hartford Preview Day #1
Sun. 16University of Hartford Preview Day #2
Tues. 18The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Portfolio Day, Ridgefield, Conn.
Wed. 19NACAC NYC Performing and Visual Arts Fair- Javits Convention Center
Thur. 20The Hecksher Museum of Art Portfolio Day, Huntington, N.Y.
Thur. 27NACAC Boston Performing And Visual Arts Fair- Boston University - Fuller Building
Sat. 29 Richmond, Va., National Portfolio Day, Host: Virginia Commonwealth University
Sun. 30University of Hartford Preview Day #3


Thur. 3Greenfield Community College Portfolio Day, Greenfield, Mass.
Fri. 4Hudson Valley Reg. Portfolio Day, FDR Pres. Library, Hyde Park, N.Y., Host: Mill Street Loft
Sat. 5Boston, Mass., National Portfolio Day, Hynes Convention Center, Host: MassArt
Sun. 6Hartford, Conn., National Portfolio Day Host: Hartford Art School 12-4 p.m.
Wed. 9Sage College of Albany Portfolio Day, Albany N.Y.
Thur. 10Westchester Community College, Portfolio Day, Westchester, N.Y.
Fri. 11Huntington Fine Arts Portfolio Day, Greenlawn, N.Y.
Sat. 12National Portfolio Day, Philadelphia, Pa., Philadelphia Convention, Host: Moore College of Art & Design
Sun. 13University of Hartford #4
Sun. 13New York, N.Y., National Portfolio Day, Javits Convention Center, Host: FIT
Sat. 19Washington, DC, National Portfolio Day Host: Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University
Sun. 20Baltimore, Md., National Portfolio Day


Sat. 21Miami, Fla., National Portfolio Day, Chapman Conference Center Host: New World School of the Arts
Jan. 15-Feb. 3CT Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, Silpe Gallery
Sun. 29CT Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony


Feb.18-Mar. 7Connecticut Community Colleges Exhibition, Silpe Gallery


Sat. 1University of Hartford Spring Reception #1 (accepted students)
Wed. 5Hartford Art School Annual Open House (accepted students)
Sat. 8University of Hartford Spring Reception #2 (accepted students)