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Stamps graduate students are skilled practitioners who are eager to make work that makes a difference. Our research-based, trans-disciplinary, post-studio approach takes shape in both of our two-year graduate programs: the MFA in Art and the MDes in Integrative Design.

Both programs draw on the resources, collaboration, and scholarship only available at a top tier research university. Graduate students work with leading artists and designers from around the world, scholars and researchers from across the university, and have access to cutting-edge resources and facilities within U‑M’s 100 top-ranked programs.

The Stamps School offers generous financial support, from stipends and discretionary funds that offset studio expenses to teaching/​research assistantships and full tuition waivers.

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MFA in Art

Stamps Master of Fine Arts students join a supportive, curiosity-filled culture of makers and scholars. Idea and material work together at Stamps, as the curriculum supports students in the creation of culturally relevant work with a clearly articulated context. Graduates leave the Stamps MFA program with a newfound clarity on how their work reflects and intersects with the world-at-large.

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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.

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