Michigan National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019
CCS will host the Michigan National Portfolio Day at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Portfolio Reviews will take place from 12 — 4 p.m.


Michigan National Portfolio Day is free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. For more information on National Portfolio Day, visit, or contact , CCS Admissions Events Manager at 313.664.7427.

About National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists held at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio days bring together students and experienced college representatives who view art work, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share Information about their school. These events are not an examination or a competition. The art and design college representatives are Interested In your development, look forward to reviewing your work, and will provide you with helpful information for this next important step in your development as an artist.

What should I bring the National Portfolio Day? Your portfolio can include finished pieces, work in progress and sketchbooks. We ask you to bring your original artwork whenever possible. We suggest that you not spend time and money matting or framing your work. Keep your presentation simple; the artwork itself is what is of interest. If you bring digital images of work that is too large or fragile to carry, or of work that is time-based, such as video, animation, or performance, it is your responsibility to ensure that the work can be viewed. We recommend you bring a device that has a screen no smaller than 5x7" to show your work on; phone screens are too small. Be advised that you will not have access to an electric outlet.

If you need accommodations, please visit our Detroit Resources page.

Pre-Portfolio Day Workshops

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
CCS is offering $25 one-day workshops in celebration of National Portfolio Day. Experience a college classroom and create some new work for your portfolio. Registration is required by October 18. Space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register for a Workshop

List of Attending Schools

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University
California College of the Arts
College of Architecture + Design, Lawrence Technological University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University
Grand Valley State University
Indiana University
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Maine College of Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Miami University
Maryland Institute College of Art
OCAD University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pratt Institute
Ringling College of Art & Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts
The Cooper Union
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Saint Francis
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic School of Art

Directions to CCS's Taubman Center

460 W. Baltimore Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Enter through the building's East entrance

Google Maps

Visitor parking – The Woodward Parking lot is located on Baltimore between 2nd and Woodward and the Taubman Center parking structure is located on Baltimore between Cass and 2nd Avenue.


Eastbound I-94 (coming from airport)

  1. Exit John R/Woodward Avenue (Exit 215c)
  2. Turn right (south) onto John R
  3. Turn right onto Hendrie
  4. Turn right onto Woodward
  5. Turn Left onto Baltimore
  6. The entrance to the CCS parking structure is approximately 2 blocks west, on the left side of Baltimore.

Westbound I-94

  1. Exit Woodward Avenue/Brush (Exit 215C)
  2. Turn right onto Woodward (north)
  3. Turn left onto Baltimore (west)
  4. The entrance to the CCS parking structure is approximately 2 blocks west, on the left side of Baltimore.

Southbound I-75

  1. Exit Clay Ave/E Grand Blvd (Exit 54)
  2. Turn right onto E Grand Blvd (west)
  3. Turn left onto Woodward (south)
  4. Turn right onto Baltimore (west)
  5. The entrance to the CCS parking structure is approximately 2 blocks west, on the left side of Baltimore.

Northbound I-75

  1. Exit 53B towards I-94
  2. Merge onto I-94W via the left lane
  3. Merge onto M-10/JOHN C LODGE FWY via exit 215B
  4. Exit Milwaukee Ave (exit 4C)
  5. Turn slight right onto Baltimore Ave
  6. The entrance to the CCS parking structure is approximately 2 blocks east, on the right side of Baltimore.