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Summer Advising Days

Summer Advising Days are an opportunity for all incoming students to come to campus and meet one on one with an academic advisor, take your placement exams, register for classes and make schedule adjustments. In addition to advising and testing, you will be able to meet with departments such as Financial Aid, Admissions, Business Services, Health Services, Residential Life, Learning Center, and Educational Technology. Be sure to come with questions!


Friday, August 5, 2016

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Marymount California University, Oceanview Campus
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275





Friday, August 19, 2016

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Marymount California University, Oceanview Campus
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275



If you are unable to attend a Summer Advising Session, you will be able to test and meet with an advisor during New Student Orientation, August 18, 19, and 20.  For any additional questions, please reach out to the Office of Admission at or 310-303-7311.


Marymount California University Portfolio Review Days





Prospective students seeking to major in our Media Studies Bachelor of Arts program are eligible to apply for Marymount arts scholarships. In conjunction with our Admitted Students Day, representatives from our Arts & Media Division will be on hand to review both admitted and prospective candidates’ portfolios. Aspiring artists will meet with faculty to receive feedback about their portfolios, as well as advice about their admission to the program and availability of scholarships. Portfolios are not required for admission, however reviews are necessary for merit scholarships. We look forward to meeting with you to evaluate your work and provide information about our University.

General Submission Guidelines:

Marymount California University welcomes portfolios submissions. Students may submit portfolios in combination with other required MCU admission application materials.

Students are encouraged to bring their best work in any of the following areas: animation, cinema, digital art, electronic newsgathering, graphic design, illustration, music, television production, theater, and website design/interactivity. Work should reflect originality and imagination

Creative works may include:

Digital Art and Design

10 -15 images creative work drawing, illustration, photographs, paintings, sculpture, fine art, typography, information design, branding identity, page layout, publication design.


  • Video Audition performing 2 contrasting pieces
  • Personal statement including musical experience


One of the following:

  • Up to 2 minute audition (video or in-person): scene, monologue, or song.
  • Stage designs including set, lighting, sound, set pictures. Up to 10 costume designs. Scripts or other materials that you helped create for various productions.

Time Based Media

Including: Animation, Motion Graphics, Digital Cinema, Electronic News Gathering, Television Production

  • Video up to 5 minutes in length. This can be one segment or program or a composite of your work.
  • Scripts, storyboards, conceptual drawings

Website Design & Interactivity

Submit TWO of the following three options:

  • Online media and/or interactive online work may be shown via the web. Upload a screenshot, then specify URL, title, and add a brief description of the work and its relationship to Interactive Art and/or Media
  • Up to 10 original digital media images
  • Sketches, wireframes, or prototype images of a project in development that clearly show your process and work methodology

Acceptable Formats of Creative Materials:

  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Flash Drives
  • QuickTime Videos
  • Sound files – AIFF, WAV, MP3, MP4
  • Image files – JPEG, TIFF, PDF, AI, PSD URL
  • Website links or online artwork

Note: No original works will be accepted

Written Materials:

Please include written documentation about each creative project.

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