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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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The program uses an interdisciplinary approach but uses that an excuse to not flesh out any mediums. Majority of classes are just intro levels and theres no way to delve into most mediums, instead you just briefly touch on each medium. The work taught to students is all very classically proficient but isn't innovative. Sophomore-Senior year most classes are elective studios which honestly remind me a lot of my high school studios. It looks like there are a lot of courses but most courses aren't offered year round. The courses all expect far too little from the students and aren't challenging enough. Whole programs are entirely discontinued, for example they closed the dark room this year. The program is good for kids who want to double major in an academic field, but I am transferring to a stronger art school.
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Stamps is a great program for those who wish to have an interdisciplinary education. There are not majors and you can take whatever classes you want...that is if you get into them. The administration is out of touch with students and makes talking to them pretty much impossible. The professors at Stamps are all amazing; the issue is the administration not understanding student needs and not having an open ear to hear and change issues plaguing students. Had I know I would struggle to get into the classes I wanted every year, I would have reconsidered going to Stamps.
It really depends where you are. South Quad and East Quad just got renovations and are on central campus which makes them great places to live. Bursley is on north campus so if you don't have any classes there, you will have to trek it to central campus daily. Unfortunately Bursley is the biggest dorm so more freshmen end up there.