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Mills College

Department of Music

Oakland, CA

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Mills College

Overview

Mills College / Department of Music is located in Oakland, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Composition
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Electronic music and recording media
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Music performance and literature

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Varies
Thesis Required
Performance or recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

54
Applied
44
Accepted
15
Enrolled
81%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Portfolio or audition

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8.57%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 2
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Composition and songwriting, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western classical music and opera, interdisciplinary electroacoustic composition and performance, musical instrument building and new instrumental resources, sound installation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA  94613-1000
United States
Contact Nalini Ghuman
Head, Center for Contemporary Music
Email: nalinig@mills.edu
Phone: 510-430-2332
Fax: 510-430-3314

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