A.C.T. Partners with Mills College for New Theater Studies Degree
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that they will be partnering with Oakland's Mills College on a new theater curriculum beginning in the fall 2014 term. The development of the new major and minor program marks another milestone in the College's proud legacy as a center of cutting-edge arts education.
Through the A.C.T. partnership, Mills students will learn the best of theory and practice and have access to world-class theater professionals at an organization known internationally for its groundbreaking productions of classical works and bold explorations of contemporary playwriting.
"This innovative theater major with A.C.T. combines the artistic discipline and training of an intense studio program and the intellectual rigor and scholarly breadth of a first-class liberal arts college," said Kimberley L. Phillips, Mills provost and dean of the faculty.
"The students will participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with various Mills departments, experience the professional atmosphere of A.C.T., a Tony Award-winning regional theater, and engage in San Francisco's vibrant artistic and diverse cultural community. This new bachelor of arts is the ideal program for the student who desires both an academic and experiential theater education as a foundation for her future endeavors," said Phillips.