Portfolio Day is around the corner! We are so excited to invite you to take your first step towards becoming a student at NSCAD University. Below you will be able to sign up for a portfolio review with one of our excellent faculty reviewers.

As we near the date, you will receive more information about the schedule for the day and your portfolio review appointment.


Virtual Campus Tour

We will be offering a virtual tour of our campuses at 10:00 AM Atlantic Daylight Time. Please join us to experience for yourself our outstanding facilities, heritage buildings, and stunning views of the Halifax Harbour. 


Click here to join the virtual tour


Alumni Panel

As you prepare to embark on your journey at NSCAD U, it is normal to wonder about what student life will be like, and what may lie ahead for you after graduation. There is no better person to hear from than alumni who have gone before you! Tune in to the alumni panel at 

11:00 AM Atlantic Daylight Time for a panel discussion between several NSCAD alums! 


Click here to join the alumni panel


How to Apply Presentation

Before Portfolio Reviews begin, we will be hosting a presentation explaining the application procedures and requirements. This will begin at 12:00 PM Atlantic Daylight Time. Click the button below to join.


Click here to join the How to Apply presentation


A portfolio is a collection of artwork that you have made that exemplifies your interests, commitment, and skills in art and design. The portfolio that you submit when applying to NSCAD University demostrates to the admissions committee your readiness to be a student here. 

On Portfolio Day, you have the opportunity to receive helpful and encouraging feedback on your portfolio as you prepare to apply. Whether you are applying for Fall 2022 and have a robust portfolio or are still a few years away and are just starting to build your portfolio, Portfolio Day can give you a gentle push in the right direction.



Please indicate in the form to the right a time that works best for you and we will do our best to accomodate your preference.

An email confirming your registration will include the time of your appointment as well as a link to join your review at the time specified. Don't worry if you don't receive the confirmation email right away. It will be sent out as we near February 12.

Please have your files ready on your screen when you join your review. Once admitted to the meeting, you will share your screen so that you can view and discuss your work together with the faculty reviewer.

Register for a Portfolio Review!


March 6 - May 15, Sundays 6 -8 PM Atlantic Time
Through NSCAD University's School of Extended Studies, you can improve your portfolio with this online course that is designed specifically to guide you to a great portfolio and a successful application.

The Portfolio Development Course is the perfect opportunity to apply the advice that you are given at Portfolio Day.



Don't miss this opportunity to work with NSCAD University instructors on strengthening your portfolio!