Campus Creatives is a weekly feature from the 200+ students arts organizations on U-M's campus.
These features highlight the orgs' incredible work in music, architecture, literary arts, visual
arts, theatre, film, and dance!
Below are past Campus Creatives. Click through to learn about U-M's students arts organizations.
If you have a org to suggest for a future Campus Creative, please email us at email@example.com.
Founded in 2007, Maize Mirchi was brought together by two students who decided it was time to fuse together two cultures with the power of voice, and bring a new genre of performance to the a cappella stage. Since then, their passion for learning music, their love for beautiful sounds, and their connection to South Asian culture has only grown. Maize Mirchi competes in ICCAs, a Western A Cappella circuit; as well as All American Awaaz, a South Asian A Cappella circuit.
Photonix uses glowsticks as their primary medium to create exciting visual art. They utilize glowsticks along with strings, staves, and any other implement they can find to manipulate light in a fascinating way. Photonix glowsticks in order to express themselves and to create a sense of wonder in their audiences, and to establish camaraderie with all club members as they pursue their shared goal. Self-discipline, self-reliance, and self-expression applied in a team-oriented setting is what Photonix is all about.
Congratulations to The Michigan Ballroom Dance Team, this year's winner for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization in Ensemble Dance!
The Michigan Ballroom Dance Team is comprised of over 150 active members from all majors and backgrounds. The team aims to foster and promote competitive ballroom dancing among the students at the university, and participates in the competitive collegiate ballroom circuit, traveling to competitions held at other universities across the Midwest.
The Ballroom Dance Team is a tight-knit, diverse group of students with a love for ballroom dance, and all are welcome to join! Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.michiganballroomteam.com for more information.
The Accolades Awards recognize U-M student organizations for their outstanding achievements in the arts each year, and for their leadership in the university's vibrant arts community.
Writers' Community is a student-led creative writing group based on workshopping. Each week, members are encouraged to bring their words to be presented to the group for reactions and critique. They are a very laid-back group that aspires to provide constructive criticism and support as members navigate the sometimes-treacherous terrain of characters, words, and plot twists. Creative writing of any kind is welcomed with open arms. Writing exercises, prompts, and games are frequently featured, adding sparkle and pizzaz to their already scintillating meetings.
Empty Mug Records is established for students on the University of Michigan campus to be involved with all aspects of a record label such as recording/engineering music, planning live shows, and distributing and promoting releases. Empty Mug Records deals with all aspects of the content, production, sales, and marketing of their music.
Check out Empty Mug's lastest Cold Brew Session featuring Andrea Doria.
Writer to Writer is the Sweetland Minor in Writing journal, founded in the fall of 2018. Their aim is to foster creativity in the modality of writing, and to encourage writers to engage with one another to improve their own skills and views on writing. Throughout the year, they procure student works to publish twice a month on their blog and members of the e-board produce content to align with the published work. At the end of the year, Writer to Writer gathers some of the more unique and provoking pieces that have been submitted and publish them in a culminating journal issue.
Alleycat is a short film about a 20 year old man who finds a discarded piece of feminine clothing in the alley and envisions himself performing drag. The film was directed and produced by U-M student Shira Baron.
University of Michigan Educational Theatre Company (UMetc) is an applied theater ensemble committed to transforming the "college experience" at the University of Michigan. As a theater troupe invested in furthering the community values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, they prioritize opportunities that intentionally work to make our campus a welcoming place for everyone.
You could be part of UMetc! Audition for the 2020 UMetc Summer Orientation casts!
Student Activities Building; Sunday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 18th, 6pm-10pm
See rehearsal and performance information in the audition application. Please direct any questions to Mari Longmire (email@example.com).
Wolverine Soft is the video game development student group at the University of Michigan here to ensure the continued success of the game development community on campus, and the success of U of M students in the video game industry. They help all developers -- artists, musicians, coders, designers and producers are all welcome.