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Make a Statement.

Mills has an international reputation for avant-garde work that crosses genres and creates new forms of expression. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can participate in the College’s arts scene as an artist, performer, composer, choreographer, curator, writer, or organizer of student shows. You can also work with and learn from a host of distinguished visiting artists. Art lovers across the San Francisco Bay Area recognize Mills as a source for emerging ideas in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Mills College Art Museum
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The Mills College Art Museum serves as a forum for exploring art and ideas and as a laboratory for contemporary art practices. It’s also a place where undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to curate, install, and exhibit their own work.

Music at Mills
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Mills College has been a center of musical creativity and innovation for the past century. Today, Mills faculty, students, and visiting artists come together to define the cutting edge of music from electronic music to classical performance to jazz improvisation in our annual Mills Music Now concert series.

Center for Contemporary Music
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The College's Center for Contemporary Music, with roots in the historic San Francisco Tape Music Center, is world-renowned for innovative work in electroacoustic and computer music, performance art, recording media, and sound synthesis.

Literary Series
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Students and the general public have the opportunity to interact with the world-class writers, scholars, and artists who visit campus every semester through our Contemporary Writers Series. Each reading is followed by an informal reception that helps cultivate a tight-knit literary community of emerging and established writers.

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Mills boasts one of the first and most visionary dance programs in the country, featuring the Mills Repertory Dance Company and collaborations with Bay Area dancers. Nationally renowned guest artists offer master classes and work with students on choreography and performances throughout the year.

Concerts & Arts Events
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For a complete list of upcoming concerts, performances, lectures, readings, and art exhibits, visit our calendar of events. Many events are free and open to the public; all will reflect the unique Mills vibe.

Upcoming Events