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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying art and technology. 

Arts Events on Campus

Throughout the academic year, events organized by the fine arts programs at Mills spotlight work and ideas from students, faculty, and visiting artists. These events also help create an ideal setting for initiating multidisciplinary artistic collaborations. Here’s a sample:

  • Lecture Series—Meet influential and innovative artists, art critics, and curators.
  • Mills Music Now—Hear contemporary composers and performers from around the world as well as Mills faculty and campus ensembles during this concert series.
  • Senior and MFA Performances and Exhibitions—Enjoy cutting-edge work in music, dance, studio art, and book art by graduating students.
  • Mills Repertory Dance Company—Watch student dancers perform works by faculty, guest artists, and leading choreographers.

Access to Facilities & Equipment

Art and technology students have access to a wide array of equipment and lab space at Mills dedicated for their use. They also have access to arts facilities maintained by other fine arts programs.

  • Equipment available for use by art and technology students outside the classroom includes video and still cameras, lenses, light kits, projectors, media players, loudspeakers, audio recorders, sensors, and actuators.
  • The Prieto Multimedia Lab is a hybrid classroom/studio for the Art and Technology Program, equipped with Apple computers, color inkjet printers, scanners, an electronic circuit lab, and video and sound support equipment.
  • The Aron Art Center contains a state-of-the-art digital photo lab and video editing facility.
  • The Mills College Art Museum holds more than 10,000 works of art and hosts provocative exhibitions of contemporary work.
  • Slide Space 123 features student exhibitions and work by artists who pose new problems and connect with current trends across multiple disciplines.
  • The renowned Center for Contemporary Music contains studios and equipment for recording, editing, rehearsing, and experimenting with computer and electronic music.

Student Clubs & Activities
  • Mills College Arts Association—Members develop their artistic practices and professional skills through events like grant-writing workshops, participation in open studios, and panel discussions.
  • Mills Computer Club—This club seeks to promote technical skills and professional opportunities for Mills students interested in computer science and related careers.

The Bay Area Art & Technology Scene
Artists at Mills draw inspiration from the College’s location in Oakland, California, and the culture of technological and artist innovation that distinguishes the San Francisco Bay Area. You’ll visit world-class museums that contain outstanding works of intermedia art. You’ll find myriad venues for electronic music—many of which often feature performances by Mills students, alumnae, and faculty—as well as hundreds of dance organizations that experiment with form and technology. And you’ll have opportunities to make connections with technology and digital media companies for internships and jobs. 
What Can I Do with an Art & Technology Degree from Mills?

Art and technology majors graduate with diverse technological and creative skills. They leave Mills prepared to continue their education in an MFA program; pursue careers as independent multimedia artists; or work in fields such as digital media, marketing, technology, and education. Recent graduates have used their Mills education to succeed in such positions as:

Chief Marketing Officer

Digital Media Producer/Director
Copperwaite Digital Media

Educational Affairs Coordinator
Expression College for the Digital Arts

Assistant Producer and Editor
Video Free America

Digital Media Specialist
Bunny and Boar

Visual Arts Instructor
Creativity Explored

Account Director
Glass & Marker

Fellow, Performing Arts Program
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation