About Our Programs
Stamps offers two innovative programs at the graduate level: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art and Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design.
Both graduate programs draw on the resources 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. Students conduct their creative work in spacious, fully equipped studios in an outstanding university community with a culturally and resource rich environment. Stamps offers generous financial support to graduate students, from stipends and discretionary funds that offset studio expenses to teaching/research assistantships and full tuition waivers.
Stamps MFA 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.
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.