You can learn more about graduate programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts by visiting campus or attending one of our off-campus events.

If you would like to learn more about our graduate programs, facilities, and community please email  to schedule a campus visit. Visitors have the opportunity to receive information on programs and application procedures, visit studios and workspaces, and interact with current graduate students.

Off Campus

Graduate School Fairs

Meet our admissions counselors on the road at an event near you! A representative from the College of Visual and Performing Arts will be available to answer all of your questions.

9/25/19 Ithaca College
12 pm-2pm
Ithaca, NY

9/26/19 Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY

10/2/19 Penn State

10/24/19 Buffalo State University
11 am-1:30 pm
Buffalo, NY

10/24/19 SUNY Fredonia
4-6 pm
Fredonia, NY

10/28/19 SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY

10/30/19 SUNY Oswego
11 am-1 pm
Oswego, NY

11/13/19 SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY

11/20/19 SUNY Purchase
Purchase, NY

National Portfolio Days

Students applying to our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree programs can meet with faculty at select Graduate National Portfolio Days. Sometimes, exceptional applicants at the Graduate Portfolio Days are awarded application fee waivers. If you are interested, please make sure you visit our table at the Graduate Portfolio Days. Please note that outside of our portfolio day events, we do not award application fee waivers based on need or merit.

All Portfolio Day events are free and do not require pre-registration. Portfolios are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the National Portfolio Day website for more information about each event.

VPA will be represented at the following Portfolio Days in 2019-20:

  • Sunday, October 27- New York City
  • Saturday, November 2- Chicago
  • Friday, December 6- Online


Virtual Information Sessions

Learn more about our graduate program offerings, admissions requirements and financial awards.