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Creative Workforce Needed: Career Prep at Stamps

April 26, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Recent data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) suggests that individuals who work in design and the arts report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in America. Read More >

Community as Classroom: Creativity in the Public Realm

April 15, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

As an undergraduate at Alfred University, the last thing 18-year-old Rebekah Modrak was expecting to do on her first day of college was enter a wide-open field to create sculptural planes using only her body. Read More >

Jon Verney (MFA ‘16): Thermophile - A Collaboration with Nature

March 7, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“It was like painting with the earth.” Stamps MFA candidate Jon Verney welcomes the uncertainty and imperfections that come from a collaboration with nature in Thermophile, his MFA thesis project. Read More >

Creative Careers: Leslie Raymond, Ann Arbor Film Festival Executive Director (MFA ‘99)

March 7, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

This year, the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival unfolds in the Michigan Theater March 15-20. Aside from being a proud festival partner, the Stamps School is also proud to call AAFF Executive Director Leslie Raymond an alum (MFA '99). Read More >

Alisa Yang (MFA ‘16): Feminist Thought in Japan’s Love Hotels

March 7, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Each year, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) awards U-M graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality. Recently, Stamps student Alisa Yang (MFA '16) was one of 23 graduate students to… Read More >

Creative Careers: Lyz Luidens (BFA ‘13)

February 23, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Just three years out of college, Stamps grad Lyz Luidens (BFA '13) is taking the world by storm. Read More >

Stamps Career Bootcamp

February 18, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

In an era when post-college job placement is critical, the legitimacy of creative pursuit can be unfairly called into question. What art and design student hasn't been subjected to a “starving artist” joke or two? And yet many economists have stated that we're… Read More >

Creative Careers: Sara Radin (BA ‘11)

February 18, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Sara Radin (BA '11) sat down to answer questions about her career, work, and life after Stamps while preparing for the inagural Career Bootcamp. Read More >

Creative Careers: Shifra Whiteman (BFA ‘11)

February 18, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Shifra Whiteman (BFA '11) took the time to answer questions about her career, work, and life after Stamps while preparing for the inagural Career Bootcamp. Read More >

Carolyn Gennari: Community Connections Through U-M Collections

February 10, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Graduate Student, MFA

Sometimes, the most beautiful discoveries contain a breathtaking element of surprise. Such is the case when one cracks open one of the many industrial-sized filing cabinets at the University of Michigan Herbarium. Read More >