Graduate Programs

MFA in Art

Performance by Ruth Burke (MFA 2017)

Jon Verney (MFA 2016): Thermophile

Nate Morgan (MFA 2016): Mouth at All Ends

Carolyn Clayton (MFA 2016): Chain of Contagion

Alisa Yang (MFA 2016): Please Come Again

Stamps MFA: Driven by Research

Stamps 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.

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