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.
Nominations are being accepted for The Accolades- Achievement in the Arts Awards, and we encourage you to nominate your student organization for recognition! 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. There are 18 award categories, designed to recognize the impressive range of arts organizations working across campus.
Gimble is one of the newest and most innovative a cappella groups on the U-M campus. They sing songs from all genres, arrange almost everything ourselves, and love to entertain.
Bronze Elegance Fashion Show is a fashion organization at the University of Michigan built to uplift students and the community promoting individuality through diversity and style. Bronze Elegance values its efforts to give back to the community through events & service.
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.
Since its 1999 debut as an Asian interest magazine, SHEI has transformed into the University of Michigan’s premier fashion, arts, and culture student publication. SHEI Magazine prides itself on delivering the latest fashions, featuring outstanding up and coming artists, and highlighting all the latest trends, whether that means announcing a new Ann Arbor restaurant opening or a shift in the fashion industry at large.
Prison Creative Arts Project brings those impacted by the justice system and the U-M community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth.
Xylem Literary Magazine provides the opportunity for undergraduates to publish their creative works in a professional literary publication organized and designed by UM students. Through this work, Xylem strives to spread awareness of UM students' creativity. All students are encouraged to submit art and writing for consideration. Beyond merely submitting work, there are numerous other ways to become involved in the creation of Xylem Literary Magazine − from publicity to layout design to submission selection.
The Michigan Origami Group is a community and place of learning for those interested in the art and/or math of paper folding. Members have the opportunity to learn from both diagrams and their peers, and to explore their creative and mathematical abilities in the realm of origami. They meet once a week (although the group may occasionally host additional events), and enjoy traditional, sculptural, and geometric origami. Each week, they focus on one topic, and see how it applies to the model(s) they are making that day. If you've got a love of art or an interest in geometry, or simply enjoy folding paper, come on in!
The Social Justice Arts Collective (SJAC) creates a space for art and justice to meet and to explore the healing powers of arts-based interventions for diverse populations. SJAC is rooted in popular education; the belief that we are all teachers and learners. Through dialogues and experiential learning, members will acquire a toolbox of resources, understand their theoretical relevance, and have opportunities to practice with each other.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Chapter at the University of Michigan strives to facilitate an atmosphere where interest in graphic design can flourish, develop and be practiced in an enthusiastic and welcoming setting. The purpose of AIGA on a whole is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. The organization at the university has a close relationship with AIGA Detroit and the members attend Detroit events where they can engage with students and professional designers beyond the University. In addition, AIGA provides their own workshops and events.