Mills College

Mills College

Studio Art


Office of Graduate Admissions

5000 MacArthur Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94613

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFA, Studio Art

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Mills offers a master of fine arts (MFA) degree in studio art led by a distinguished faculty of internationally known artists. The program focuses on painting, ceramics, sculpture (including installation), photography, intermedia, video, and electronic arts. Students are encouraged to work across media boundaries. The two-year graduate program is selective, limited to 12 new students each year, and is designed to meet the demanding standards of the profession. The size of the graduate program enables the faculty to work directly with each degree candidate. In addition to this individual attention, graduate students in studio art also enjoy spacious, private studios with 24/7 access during the entire two years of their program. The MFA program culminates in a thesis exhibition of student work in the Mills College Art Museum, open to art critics, gallery owners, and the general public.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination (TOEFL) scores of 600 on the paper-based test, 100 for the Internet-based exam, or an IELTS overall band-score of 7.0 or greater. Please see Mills College website for more detailed information.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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