Each spring, the Stamps studios are abuzz late into the night with seniors putting the finishing touches on their IP and Senior Capstone projects.
The culmination of year-long effort by individual students, these projects range from one-person performances to game designs to interactive sculptures. Before the work premiered to the public in a weekend of exhibition openings, screenings, and performances from April 14 - 16, 2016, we sat down with a few students to learn more.
Bookmaker and graphic designer Christina Bennett (BFA '16) presents her series of artist books about depression. After graduation, Christina is spending the summer as a graphic design intern with Porter One Design, a boutique design firm in Farmington Hills, MI.
Poly-disciplinary artist Alexa Borromeo (BFA '16) explains her senior project: body performances exploring Filipino ethnicity, identity, and culture. After graduation, Alexa will collaborate with her growing and diverse network of fellow artists and activists in Detroit, furthering her career as an independent artist and social change activist.
Director, producer, and animator Raj Brueggemann (BA ’16) provides an in-depth look at The World is Ours, a short animated film that he created for his senior thesis project. After graduation, Raj joined the Nickelodeon Animation Studio team in Burbank, CA as a Production Assistant on Harvey Beaks, an animated show by C. H. Greenblatt.
Check out images from the opening celebrations below, and visit Mind Your Head: The 2016 Senior Show to learn more about student projects.