Mills College is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the country’s most important centers of print production, fine binding, and artists’ books since the early 20th century. A vibrant community of artists and institutions will help fuel your creativity, enrich your academic studies, and provide you with an array of internship opportunities.
Mills currently partners with many local printers, publishers, binders, conservators, and other practitioners as well as several leading institutions in the Bay Area book community, including:
These are a few of the organizations that can provide a setting for the internship you’ll complete for the required MFA course, Bay Area Partnership.
In addition, you’ll draw inspiration from the culture of innovation that distinguishes the Bay Area. You can visit world-class museums like the recently expanded and remodeled San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or visit the Legion of Honor Museum to explore the Logan Collection—one of the most comprehensive collections of livres d'artistes in the country. For emerging art, stop by the East Bay Open Studios for their latest showings, or join the First Friday gallery crawl in Uptown Oakland.