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What’s Your SuperYOUpower?

December 2, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

How do you get a fourth grade student to engage in conceptual, inquiry-led creative work? Ask them about their “superYOUpowers.” Read More >

Meet the 2016 MDes Cohort

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MDes

Our incoming 2016 MDes students sat down to answer questions about their backgrounds, their approach to design, and their thoughts on “wicked problems” that need solving. Read More >

Meet the 2016 MFAs

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

The incoming class of Stamps MFA candidates discuss their backgrounds, influences, and artistic practice. Read More >

Kelsi Franzino (BFA 2017): Creative Lead on New Brightmoor Maker Space Visual Identity

November 14, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Student Voices

During the Winter 2016 term, Stamps students in Hannah Smotrich's visual identity design course created multi-faceted visual identity systems, branding concepts, and style guides for the Brightmoor Maker Space. Read More >

Andy Kirshner’s Film Liberty’s Secret Available Online, Screens At Film Festivals in November

October 21, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In September 2016, Andy Kirshner - Associate Professor at the Stamps School and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance - premiered his feature-length movie musical Liberty's Secret at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater. Read More >

Creative Connections: Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein Visits Stamps

October 20, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein made a recent visit to Marianetta Porter and Beth Hay's Integrative Project class to speak about the power of creative thinking. Read More >

Cameron Van Dyke (MFA ‘15): ORBIT at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

October 14, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Making a Difference, Alumni

The Future People, a design collective composed of Cameron Van Dyke (Stamps MFA '15) and his wife Rachael Van Dyke, have introduced their latest vehicle, ORBIT, at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Read More >

White House Makerspace Event

October 10, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Making a Difference, Faculty

In early August, I got an email from the White House - the subject line was in ALL CAPS. Read More >

Discovering the Spark in Creative Relationships

October 10, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Advice for Emerging Artists, Making a Difference

Carolyn Rodgers (BFA 2016) describes the creative relationship that resulted from a unique design collaboration with a visually impaired high school student. Read More >

Rx for Reading

October 7, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Graduate Student

This summer, Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak worked with the Director of RX for Reading, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Mary Catherine Harrison, to invite a group of local artists/designers to design and paint the roofs of ten little free libraries. Read More >