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Creative Career Development: Stamps Students in Los Angeles

May 15, 2018 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

In March 2018, undergraduates from the Stamps School of Art & Design teamed up with students from Tennessee State University to spend five days immersed in professional development opportunities in Los Angeles. Read More >

Interactive & Inclusive Spatial Experiences

May 2, 2018 • Social Engagement, Making a Difference, Student Voices

Since 2012, an ongoing series of virtual cross-cultural classroom collaborations designed by Stamps School faculty Kelly Murdoch-Kitt and Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar faculty Denielle Emans has involved nearly 200 students in 12 courses at 5… Read More >

Stamps Students Exhibit at 56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 20, 2018 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The 56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 20-25, 2018) includes an “off-the-screen” exhibition at the University of Michigan North Quad 2435 space (105 S. State St.). Read More >

Student Spotlight: Gus Schissler

March 5, 2018 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

While many Stamps students spend time job hunting during their senior year, others dedicate themselves to growing their own ventures. Such is the case with Gus Schissler (BFA ‘18), Art and User Experience Director at Gwydion. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Madeline Helland & IDSA

December 19, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Madeline Helland (BA ’18) is a connector. Fueled by her passion for design, Helland began to reach out to firms and studios in her sophomore year to schedule site visits and informational interviews. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Cole Stabnick

December 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom has a way of really sticking with Stamps students. Taught by Melanie Manos, the course charges Stamps students with the responsibility of leading weekly art and design projects with fourth grade students at Bennett… Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Andrea Levy and Goldman Global Arts

November 17, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Dark, gritty, and desolate were words used to describe Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2006. But in 2009, the public art project known as Wynwood Walls began to change all of that. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Isabella Comai on Getting Unstuck

November 2, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Getting creatively unstuck can be tricky, even for the best of us. For Stamps sophomore Isabella Comai (BFA ‘20), the best tactic is to follow your eyes. “Last year, I was really having trouble feeling inspired as a maker,” said Comai. “So I turned to things… Read More >

Artists in Residence: Stamps Students in the Space Lab

October 24, 2017 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

It’s reasonable to expect that the average person doesn’t dwell too much on the fact that the sun is perpetually flinging lethal particles of itself at Earth — unless that person is building a magnetometer to measure the strength of the earth’s protective… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… Read More >