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Meet the 2015 MFAs

October 23, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Our incoming MFA candidates discuss their backgrounds, influences, and artistic practice. Read More >

Interning with Antony Gormley

August 26, 2015 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Graduate Student, MFA

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series offers Stamps students an opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most prominent creative practitioners of our time. Recently, one such meeting gave graduate student Trevor King (MFA 2015) the chance to intern with renowned… Read More >

Laura Amtower: The Wild Idea of a Child-Designed Playground

March 9, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Laura Amtower’s MFA thesis project lies at the nexus of child-centered design, participatory research and curriculum development. Working with students at Ann Arbor S.T.E.A.M. School and their art and design teacher Rachael Van Dyke, Laura recently… Read More >

Mike Bianco: Activist, Artist… Curator of Bees

March 8, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

An upcoming interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Michigan reflects the passions of its lead organizer, Mike Bianco (MFA '15): art, sustainability and bees. Read More >

Future Cycles at Auto Show

January 13, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

There are many new concept vehicles at this year's North American International Auto Show, but none quite like Stamps MFA candidate Cameron Van Dyke's Future Cycles. Read More >

Tiny House

January 6, 2015 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

The Outlook is an 80 sq ft "tiny house" designed and fabricated by students in Experimental Architecture, team-taught by Stamps faculty Roland Graf and GSI Cameron Van Dyke. 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 >

Creative Careers: Ben Van Dyke

November 11, 2014 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Graduate Student

Ben Van Dyke (MFA '06) plays a lot of basketball — a game defined by its continually shifting spatial calculus. It’s an apt sport for Ben, because just as the trajectory of the ball to the net is endlessly variable, so is Ben’s typographic work. Taking… Read More >