Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

Graduate Programs


The Stamps School of Art & Design offers two innovative two-year programs at the graduate level: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art & Design and Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art & Design

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art & Design curriculum integrates creative production with rigorous academic studies, international study with regional community engagement, and theoretical grounding with skills development. It is structured to expand the intellectual reach of creative work and utilize a comprehensive process for bringing creative work into the world.

Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design

The Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design emphasizes a dynamic mix of cross-disciplinary collaboration and problem-based inquiry. The program’s structure is project-based and student-centered, bringing together working teams of graduate design students and professionals to engage complex social problems that require development of new knowledge and integrative design solutions.