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MFA in Art

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Laura Mag­nus­son, Blue. Instal­la­tion view of MFA the­sis project.

Stamps MFA: Dri­ven by Research

MFA stu­dents join a sup­port­ive, curios­ity-filled cul­ture of mak­ers and schol­ars. Fueled by the energy and exper­tise in our research uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity, our con­cepts take shape and make an impact on the world. 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 of this pro­gram will be pre­pared to thrive in a vari­ety of pub­lic and pri­vate roles and become cul­tural lead­ers in a rapidly chang­ing global culture.

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#8 in the Nation

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design is ranked among the top eight graduate schools in the nation for art and design according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report.

Pro­gram Highlights

  • The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design is ranked among the top eight grad­u­ate schools in the nation for fine arts accord­ing to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Edu­ca­tion Rank­ings.
  • Two-year pro­gram
  • Men­tor­ship from a cre­atively diverse com­mu­nity of highly engaged Stamps fac­ulty mem­bers (plus fac­ulty from across the university)
  • 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, grad­u­ate stu­dio facility
  • Exhi­bi­tions in the new, 8,000 square-foot Stamps Gallery in down­town Ann Arbor
  • Self-directed inter­na­tional project
  • Career prepa­ra­tion, net­work­ing, and post-grad­u­a­tion career plan­ning process
  • Course elec­tives through­out the university
  • Finan­cial support
  • Post-grad­u­ate pro­fes­sional opportunities
  • Cur­ric­u­lar sup­port for cre­ative work dri­ven by research and inquiry


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