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Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… Read More >

2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

March 1, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, was celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with a reception in the new downtown Stamps… 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 >

Making a Difference & A Dollar: Undergraduate Entrepreneurs at the Stamps School

June 3, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

As Keefer Edwards (BFA '19) sees it, “Stamps is the perfect place for an entrepreneur in the art and design field.” Read More >

2016 Senior Projects

May 19, 2016 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Each spring, the Stamps studios are abuzz late into the night with seniors putting the finishing touches on their IP and Senior Capstone projects. 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 >

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 >

DeVanté Coleman: Social Impact Challenge

February 9, 2016 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The U-M Center for Social Impact's annual Social Impact Challenge brings undergraduate students from a wide variety of disciplines together to strategically address a real-life challenge currently facing a Detroit-based organization. Read More >