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Going Global: Stories from Abroad

International Experience @ Home: Global Studio

November 30, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Undergraduate Student

With study abroad programs currently paused due to the pandemic, the Stamps School of Art & Design has developed new ways for students to build global competencies. A new 400-level virtual studio course for Winter 2021, Global Studio, brings international… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >

International Experience: Taylor Houlihan’s Beijing

December 9, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Undergraduate Student

Taylor Houlihan (BFA ‘18) is a digital fabrication artist and painter. This summer, to fulfill the International Experience requirement at Stamps, Houlihan studied film, art, Chinese language, and economics at Renmin University in Beijing. Read More >

Stamps School and SMTD in Oaxaca

July 8, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

In June 2016, Stamps School and School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Holly Hughes traveled to Oaxaca - the heart of Mexico's Día de los Muertos traditions - with SMTD professor Anita Gonzalez and four U-M students: Mona McKinstry (Stamps BFA '16), Carolyn… Read More >

Faculty-Led International Experiences

June 14, 2016 • Giving, Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Faculty

When artists and designers immerse themselves in the unfamiliarity of another culture, they gain new creative insights, develop global perspectives, and find deep inspiration that lasts a lifetime. Read More >

Jon Verney (MFA ‘16): Thermophile - A Collaboration with Nature

March 7, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“It was like painting with the earth.” Stamps MFA candidate Jon Verney welcomes the uncertainty and imperfections that come from a collaboration with nature in Thermophile, his MFA thesis project. Read More >

Stories from Abroad

November 12, 2014 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Graduate Student, MFA

International Travel is a required component of both graduate and undergraduate education here at Stamps. In 2012, MFA candidates traveled to locations across the globe in order to conduct research and pursue creative opportunities abroad. Here's a sampling… Read More >