Art: Additional Application Information

Mills College is preparing to merge with Northeastern University, and we are not accepting admissions applications at this time. Please visit our merger website for the most current information on the merger process.

In addition to the general graduate application requirements, here are a few more items you'll need to complete your Mills admission application.

Note: If you’re an international student who is interested in applying to Mills, please visit our application requirements for international graduate students page first.

Digital Portfolio

Please upload no more than 20 images reflecting the current direction of your work to the portfolio section of the Mills admission application. Short descriptions of each image are welcome, but not required. You also may include a link to your website or online portfolio, but please upload the individual images directly as well.

Artist’s Statement

The artist's statement is your opportunity to provide us with insight into who you are as a person and what your thought process is as an artist. It should be typed, double spaced, and no longer than one page in length. In it you should introduce the work you are submitting in your digital portfolio, clearly articulating the thought and ideas behind your work. Upload your artist's statement in the statement of purpose section of the Mills graduate application.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

As the final step in submitting your application materials, please upload a standard resume or curriculum vitae highlighting your artistic projects, relevant work experience, and educational background. After submitting your online application, log in to your Check Your Application Status page and use the upload materials option to add your resume/CV to your application materials.

Questions? Contact Us.

If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or to connect with your admission counselor.

Mills College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability in our admission policies, in our scholarship and loan programs, or in the educational programs, cocurricular activities, and residential facilities which we operate. Students of all genders are eligible for admission to our graduate programs. Self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.