Why Choose Stamps?
Your art and design education should be about more than just building skills. It should be about transforming the way you see your world, your creative practice, your future.
At Stamps, you learn to be an original thinker, a problem solver, a global citizen, a leader.
Your path can be as unique as you are, evolving and changing as you do - you'll never be asked to limit yourself to one major. You'll have access to some of the best facilities and faculty in the country, plus the resources of a major research university. Foundation courses train you in conceptual thinking and making, and the second two years are yours to define based on your interests. An international experience offers context and perspective. A senior integrative project, of your choosing, brings it all together.
Stamps, the University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor
An Open Program
Stamps doesn’t ask you to declare a major. Students talk about how this impacted their art/design experience.
Art & Design at U-M
Students talk about the benefits of art and design study within a top-tier research university.
Explore Ann Arbor
The journey is college, Ann Arbor the destination. Find out why Ann Arbor is voted the #1 college town in the U.S.
Career Prep at Stamps
At the Stamps School, we’re working harder than ever to ensure our students have the networking opportunities, feedback sessions, and…
At Stamps, students gain global perspectives, access to a wide range of academic disciplines, career preparation, and influential faculty mentorships.
See Yourself at Stamps
Follow three Stamps first-year students to get a sense of where they’ve been and where they’re going. Learn more about our programs, or start…
Senior Project: Alexa Borromeo
Poly-disciplinary artist Alexa Borromeo (BFA ‘16) walks us through body performances exploring Filipino ethnicity, identity, and culture.
Senior Project: Raj Brueggemann
Director, producer, and animator Raj Brueggemann (BA ’16) walks us through The World is Ours, a short animated film that he created for his…
Senior Project: Christina Bennett
Bookmaker and graphic designer Christina Bennett (BFA ‘16) walks us through her series of artist books about depression.
Senior Project: Cullen Whitmore
Graphic designer Cullen Whitmore (BFA ‘16) walks us through Golingo!, a board game prototype that he created for his senior project.
The senior thesis project of Interarts student Chris Ford features a TV that broadcasts many channels of Chris!
Bekah Malover’s thesis project gathers together threads of poetic streams of consciousness.
A collection of clutch purses inspired by women, ages 5 - 88, answering the question, “What do you Clutch?”
Kelly Sadlon’s interactive installation piece invites adults and children to engage in experiential learning through free play opportunities,…
Kit Parks asks questions about the human relationship to the natural world through a series of photography, video, sculpture, installation and…
Max Collins’ integrative project is a series of photographic portraits of college-age kids with faces lit by computer screens.
Benjamin English’s integrative project studies the impact of type when it is separated from its language context.
Sydney Evans’ integrative project explores elements of the microscopic body through textile design and clothing.
For her senior IP thesis, Danielle Battaglia set out to visualize the universe.
For his senior thesis project, Penn Greene designed and built a kayak.