The NPDA is a service-oriented organization. We believe that by the systematic support, education and encouragement of art students, a significant contribution is made to their viability as the professional artists and designers of the future.
The NPDA also serves to promote professionalism and ethical practice among art school admissions offices. Through the cooperation and productive interaction of its members, NPDA’s goal is to ensure that educational integrity is not compromised by unethical recruitment practices.
Institutions that are granted membership in the association and pay the membership fees will: • be included in NPDA correspondence and promotional/marketing materials directed toward high schools and/or the public• be listed on the NPDA website (www.portfolioday.net) which will include a link to your institution’s website• have the ability to participate in any NPDA sanctioned events • be listed on promotional materials for the events in which you participate • receive an invitation to attend the NPDA Annual Meeting to promote professionalism and ethical practices in admissions to member programs.